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AFL Footy Show comeback is slammed with fans saying Eddie McGuire ‘stuffed everything up’

AFL Footy Show’s one-off return is slammed as a ‘disjointed mess’ with fans saying Eddie McGuire ‘stuffed everything up’ and Sam Newman was ’embarrassing’

  • The episode aired ahead of the grand final between Richmond and GWS
  • Viewers criticised Footy Show hosts Eddie McGuire and Sam Newman online 
  • Rebecca Maddern couldn’t co-host with the pair after suffering laryngitis
  • Newman was targeted after his comments about eco-warrior Greta Thunberg

The one night only return of the AFL Footy Show has been slammed by viewers as a ‘disjointed mess’ and a ‘joke’.

Fans flooded social media with criticisms aimed at hosts Eddie McGuire, who ‘stuffed everything up’ and Sam Newman, who was described as ’embarrassing’ during the Grand Final special edition of the show.   

Rebecca Maddern, who was meant to co-host with the pair, was suffering from laryngitis and briefly appeared on the show holding a placard saying ‘a co-host with no voice’.  

Channel Nine’s AFL Footy Show has been slammed by viewers as a ‘disjointed mess’ and a ‘joke’ after its comeback (pictured left to right: Eddie McGuire, Rebecca Maddern and Sam Newman)

Fans flooded social media with bold criticisms aimed at hosts Eddie McGuire, who 'stuffed everything up' and Sam Newman, who was described as 'embarrassing'

Fans flooded social media with bold criticisms aimed at hosts Eddie McGuire, who ‘stuffed everything up’ and Sam Newman, who was described as ’embarrassing’

Despite Maddern’s omission pleasing some viewers, most viewers suggested the show’s return was anything but triumphant. 

‘Anyone who didn’t watch this c**p is the real winner,’ one viewer noted. 

‘I love Eddie but I hate to say The Footy Show is a disjointed mess. Can’t believe of the rubbish shown as ”highlights”,’ another wrote on Twitter.  

Another said McGuire was ‘doing a great job stuffing everything up’.  

‘Can’t believe anyone thought it would be any good. Sam Newman is embarrassing and the less said about Eddie McGuire the better,’ a third said. 

Yet another wrote: ‘The magic and spark of this show disappeared years ago. Please lay it to rest once and for all.’  

Newman copped a barrage of criticism after he unleashed on eco-warrior Greta Thunberg following her fiery address at the United Nations Climate Action Summit. 

‘Lookin forward to Greta Thunberg writing in to Sam’s Male bag #9AFLFootyShow,’ one wrote. 

‘Stay classy @Channel9 – employing people like this, even with his track record…Will there ever be consequences for Sam Newman?’ another wrote. 

Another said Eddie McGuire (pictured) was 'doing a great job stuffing everything up'

Another said Eddie McGuire (pictured) was ‘doing a great job stuffing everything up’

'Can't believe anyone thought it would be any good. Sam Newman is embarrassing and the less said about Eddie McGuire the better,' another wrote

‘Can’t believe anyone thought it would be any good. Sam Newman is embarrassing and the less said about Eddie McGuire the better,’ another wrote

The controversial football figure called the 16-year-old Swedish activist an ‘annoying little brat’ for her speech targeted at international delegates at the summit. 

‘This annoying little brat addressed the UN on the so-called climate crisis. Who lets this s*** have a platform? Mendacious, inbred sycophants, that who,’ he wrote. 

One user slammed the show as ‘the longest boringest [sic] joke ever’.  

The once mighty Footy Show was cancelled in May after a dramatic drop in ratings, bringing an end to 25 years of laughs and controversy

The once mighty Footy Show was cancelled in May after a dramatic drop in ratings, bringing an end to 25 years of laughs and controversy

Controversial football personality Sam Newman has called eco warrior Greta Thunberg an 'annoying little brat' after she addressed the United Nations Climate Summit on Monday

Controversial football personality Sam Newman has called eco warrior Greta Thunberg an ‘annoying little brat’ after she addressed the United Nations Climate Summit on Monday

Newman copped a barrage of criticism after he unleashed on eco-warrior Greta Thunberg

Newman copped a barrage of criticism after he unleashed on eco-warrior Greta Thunberg

Viewers who praised the Footy Show on social media paled in comparison to the criticisms.

‘Thanks for an entertaining couple of hours #9AFLFootyShow – Laughter is good for the soul,’ one wrote. 

‘Unpopular opinion: #9AFLFootyShow is great value tonight. Hope they bring it back for GF week next year,’ another wrote. 

The once mighty Footy Show was cancelled in May after a dramatic drop in ratings, bringing an end to 25 years of laughs and controversy.  

Viewers who praised the Footy Show on social media paled in comparison to the criticisms

Viewers who praised the Footy Show on social media paled in comparison to the criticisms

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