- Penrith Panthers fan swears on live TV
- Sunrise reporter apologised for incident
- Panthers star also dropped F-bomb
A Sunrise reporter was left red-faced when an excited Panthers fan dropped the F-bomb during a live television broadcast on Monday morning following Penrith’s third straight NRL premiership.
Channel Seven TV reporter Liam Tapper was in Penrith soaking up the atmosphere following one of the greatest grand finals of all-time.
Tapper was asking fans about the game when one excited supporter got caught up in the emotion of it all.
‘Talk to us about last night,’ said Tapper. ‘How good was that win?’
‘Oh, it was f**king awesome,’ answered a female in a Panthers premiership t-shirt.
Panthers fans were out in force on Monday morning to celebrate the victory
The shocked reporter quickly stepped away from the woman.
‘OK – thank you, guys. We will beep that out,’ he said.
Morning Show host Larry Emdur also apologised for the incident when the broadcast returned to the studio.
‘We do certainly apologise for that to everyone watching,’ Emdur said.
‘Live TV can be dangerous. And still, you can feel that emotion is very raw.’
The awkward incident comes after Penrith star Izack Tago slipped up with a casual F-bomb during a post-game chat on Sunday evening.
Tago was being interviewed by Channel 9’s Allana Ferguson alongside teammate Spencer Leniu when the incident occurred.
‘You did just do it, you’ve just won the Grand Final. How are you feeling at the moment?’ Kennedy asked.
Izack Tago slipped up with a casual F-bomb during a post-game chat
The Panthers have completed one of the greatest comebacks in NRL history
Tago responded: ‘Oh f*** I don’t know. Still soaking it in hey let’s go … three-peat that’s it.’
Surfing legend Mick Fanning certainly enjoyed Penrith’s dramatic NRL grand final victory, with fans claiming the Aussie hero had a few too many beers in Sydney.
The 42-year-old celebrated on the pitch with the players after the final whistle and appeared slightly worse for wear when speaking to Channel 9’s Alanna Ferguson.
‘This is the best thing ever,’ he said. ‘Oh my god, it is so amazing, woo, look at it.’
When asked for his thoughts on Cleary, Fanning said: ‘Are you kidding me? He’s the greatest athlete on earth. Seriously. Swear to God. Greatest athlete on earth. He went absolutely looney in the last 10 minutes.
‘So good. It’s going to be a black scene and we’re going to have so much fun!’
Footy fans were highly amused by Fanning’s lively appearance on the broadcast, and took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share their views.
‘Mick Fanning ain’t driving the Panthers team bus tonight,’ one fan posted.
Another said: ‘Mick Fanning being interviewed after I assume 40 beers was the icing on the cake.’