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Sam Newman wages war on Caroline Wilson: “What a piece of work”

Sam Newman wages war on Caroline Wilson: “What a piece of work”

Controversial former AFL player and Channel 9 star Sam Newman is going out with his arms swinging as his TV career comes to an end.

Nine parted ways with Newman after he made explosive comments about George Floyd, the American man who died in police custody and ignited the Black Lives Matter movement across the world.

The 74-year-old ex-Geelong Cats player said Floyd was a “piece of s***” and consequently Nine got push-back from some sponsors.

Wilson and Newman used to go head to head back on his time with the Footy Show and she was one of the more vocal critics of his comments about Floyd.

“Sam, you’ve got a terrible history in the area of race relations, and you’ve done it again, unleashing a series of bitter and divisive rants,” she said on Footy Classified before Newman left Channel 9.

“What an unfortunate piece of timing that the Sunday Footy Show decided to bring you back this week and portray you as the venerable football bead after you had unleashed so much bitterness.”

Newman responded by pointing out in Wilson’s closet, tweeting: “What a piece of work Caroline Wilson is … Check HER record on disabled sport and fellow women commentators.

“You’ll be staggered.”