‘He sure is a lucky punter’: Commentator Mark Waugh let’s slip a casual c-bomb on live television during cricket match
- Seasoned cricket commentator Mark Waugh has called a player a ‘c**t’ on live TV
- Waugh was talking of New Zealand star Brendon McCullum’s interest in horses
- Appears to refer to Brisbane Heat captain’s punting abilities with the c-bomb
- It’s the second time this summer Waugh accidentally swore on live broadcast
Cricket commentator Mark Waugh appeared to suffered an awkward slip of the tongue and drop the c-bomb as he described a New Zealand cricket’s gambling abilities.
The veteran cricket figurehead’s latest blue came during Fox Sports’ live coverage of the Big Bash League in Melbourne on Sunday night.
After watching an on-field interview with Brisbane Heat captain Brendon McCullum about horses, Waugh appeared to fondly referred to the import as a ‘lucky c**t’ before hurriedly correcting himself.
Cricket commentator Mark Waugh (pictured) accidentally called New Zealand cricket star Brendon McCullum a ‘c**t’ live on broadcast
‘He’s a good punter… lucky c**t, lucky punter, too,’ Waugh said after sharing his anecdote about McCullum sharing a horse with his wife.
The embarrassing slip didn’t garner much response from fellow commentator Sarah Jones, who inhaled sharply through a smile before saying: ‘Alright.’
Footage of the commentary miscue has gone viral online, with incredulous fans asking: ‘Did Mark Waugh really just say that?’
One fan replied to a recording of the incident on Twitter, which has been viewed nearly 50,000 times, by saying there was ‘no need for DRS (Decision Review System) on that one’.
Ironically, Waugh describes himself as a ‘punter’ in his Twitter biography.
Fellow commentator Sarah Jones smiled through the awkwardness before pressing on
McCullum (pictured) is an avid horse racing fan and could be described as a ‘good punter’
The slip of the tongue is the second Waugh has had this summer, after he accidentally called Pakistani player Fakhar Zaman ‘f**cking’ during the Australian test side’s tour of Pakistan in October.
That miscue got a bit more of a reaction from the commentary team, with former pace bowler Brett Lee laughing as Waugh said: ‘Well, I was close!’
Waugh tried to go on to laud Zaman’s play, but had to stop himself to fight off the giggles.