Tuesday 23 January 2018 / 01:27 AM

Lockyer drops C-bomb on live TV

Someone alert the Broadcasting Standards Authority!

Rugby league icon Darren Lockyer is in his third season of retirement – and his third as a media commentator. But the ice-cool Broncos legend is still far from the smoothest operator in front of the camera, as this mini-gaffe from The Sunday Footy Show demonstrates.

Mixing up words while talking about drop-punts and drop-kicks, Lockyer – whose only slip-up as one of the code’s greatest ambassadors was his infamous and crass ‘Raper’ joke in the wake of the Bulldogs’ Coffs Harbour scandal in 2004 – inadvertently utters arguably the most offensive word in the English language.

I can sympathise with ‘Locky’, however, as this incident reminded me of a painful time at high school when I had to read aloud a textbook passage about New Zealand mining, and bungled the first letters while talking about the Huntly coalmines.

Still, it’s worth a watch to see Brad Fittler squirm uncomfortably as Lockyer carries on in typically unflappable style. 

Add Comment

About the author

Comm Box Sports

Commentary Box Sports invites a forum of truth and uncensored discussion of not only Australia’s greatest past time, the worlds. We offer around the world, up to date coverage of the sports we love and live by.

More nrl News

Special Features