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What’s so funny, Karl? Today host jokes about his busted ‘hammie’

Today host Karl Stefanovic took a very cheeky swipe at his mate Michael Clarke on Monday’s show, days after footage of him intervening in the cricketer’s blazing row with girlfriend Jade Yarbrough went viral

Stefanovic joked on-air just after 6.15am that he’d busted his ‘hammie’ – an apparent reference to the hamstring injury Clarke reportedly suffered in the fracas on January 10. 

The remark was made after sports presenter Alex Cullen had just finished reporting on Novac Djokovic, who has been treating a torn hamstring using ‘pills and hot cream’ to get him through matches at 2023 Australian Open. 

Today host Karl Stefanovic (pictured left with co-host Sarah Abo) took a very cheeky swipe at his mate Michael Clarke on Monday’s show, days after footage of him intervening in the cricketer’s blazing row with girlfriend Jade Yarbrough went viral 

As the cameras returned to the studio, Stefanovic was seen hunching over his chair while pretending to wince in pain as his new co-host Sarah Abo joked: ‘We might have a hamstring injury in the studio as well.’  

‘Can I get some hot cream please? Just done me hammy,’ Stefanovic groaned while smiling mischievously. 

‘I don’t know how he did it either. He just was sitting there and now he’s standing up complaining about a hamstring injury,’ Abo mused. 

The remark was made after sports presenter Alex Cullen (pictured) had just finished reporting on Novac Djokovic, who has been treating a torn hamstring using 'pills and hot cream' to get him through matches at 2023 Australian Open

The remark was made after sports presenter Alex Cullen (pictured) had just finished reporting on Novac Djokovic, who has been treating a torn hamstring using ‘pills and hot cream’ to get him through matches at 2023 Australian Open 

As the cameras returned to the studio, Stefanovic was seen hunching over his chair while pretending to wince in pain as his new co-host Sarah Abo joked: 'We might have a hamstring injury in the studio as well'

As the cameras returned to the studio, Stefanovic was seen hunching over his chair while pretending to wince in pain as his new co-host Sarah Abo joked: ‘We might have a hamstring injury in the studio as well’

Stefanovic joked that Abo ‘wouldn’t understand’ his pain because she wasn’t an ‘elite athlete’ like him. 

‘You can just pull a hammy by sitting down. Hot cream, please!’ he exclaimed.

 

Coincidentally, Clarke's injury also came up in conversation during the ex-athlete's Sky Sports Radio's Big Sports Breakfast radio show on Monday. Clarke is pictured second from right with co-hosts Laurie Daley and Gerard Middleton

Coincidentally, Clarke’s injury also came up in conversation during the ex-athlete’s Sky Sports Radio’s Big Sports Breakfast radio show on Monday. Clarke is pictured second from right with co-hosts Laurie Daley and Gerard Middleton 

Clarke’s co-host Gerard Middleton couldn’t resist joking about the hamstring injury during the broadcast, remarking the bruise on his ‘hammie’ was ‘two-feet’ long. 

‘I want to ask you, you showed us before that bruise on your hamstring, that is incredible, mate. You won’t be able to walk properly for weeks,’ Middleton joked.

At the start of the broadcast, Clarke also told his co-hosts Middleton and Laurie Daley his injury was ‘on the mend’ as the trio discussed their summer breaks.  

Clarke shrugged off his injury, saying: ‘Nah, it’s fine, buddy, it’s on the mend, I’m good to go, I’m ready, game day, good to go, on the mend.’ 

Extraordinary footage emerged last Wednesday of a heated exchange between Clarke and his girlfriend while they were on holiday in Noosa. The melee was over Clarke's ex Pip Edwards, with Yarbrough accusing Clarke of cheating on her with the P.E Nation founder

Extraordinary footage emerged last Wednesday of a heated exchange between Clarke and his girlfriend while they were on holiday in Noosa. The melee was over Clarke’s ex Pip Edwards, with Yarbrough accusing Clarke of cheating on her with the P.E Nation founder

Extraordinary footage emerged last Wednesday of a heated exchange between Clarke and his girlfriend while they were on holiday in Noosa.

In the video, which was filmed by an onlooker on January 10 and later sold to The Daily Telegraph for a reported $10,000 fee, Yarbrough accused Clarke of cheating on her with his ex, fashion designer Pip Edwards, on December 17.  

Others in the group, including Stefanovic, his wife Jasmine – Yarbrough’s sister – and celebrity accountant Anthony Bell, tried to defuse the fracas. 

In the video, which was filmed by an onlooker on January 10 and sold to The Daily Telegraph for a reported $10,000 fee, Yarbrough accuses Clarke of cheating on her with Edwards on December 17. (Pictured: Clarke and Yarbrough in Sydney on November 3, 2022)

In the video, which was filmed by an onlooker on January 10 and sold to The Daily Telegraph for a reported $10,000 fee, Yarbrough accuses Clarke of cheating on her with Edwards on December 17. (Pictured: Clarke and Yarbrough in Sydney on November 3, 2022)

Yarbrough and Clarke, who was limping in the footage after hurting his hamstring in the fracas, have since been slapped with ‘public nuisance’ fines. 

Stefanovic is yet to make a statement over the ordeal, but was asked about the footage during an event held at the Australian Open on Thursday.

According to the Herald Sun he smiled when asked about the incident.

Others in the group, including Today host Karl Stefanovic (left), his wife Jasmine - Yarbrough's sister - and celebrity accountant Anthony Bell (right), tried to defuse the fracas

Others in the group, including Today host Karl Stefanovic (left), his wife Jasmine – Yarbrough’s sister – and celebrity accountant Anthony Bell (right), tried to defuse the fracas 

‘You know what the answer is going to be,’ he replied.

A remorseful Clarke has since taken full responsibility for what happened.

‘I’m absolutely gutted I’ve put people I hold in the highest regard in this position. My actions in the lead-up to this altercation were nothing short of shameful and regrettable,’ he said.

Edwards, the 'other woman' in the scandal, issued a statement on the night the footage was released. 'This is not my circus. Yet again, Michael in his true nature has not taken responsibility for his actions and I was blatantly lied to,' she told Daily Mail Australia. (Pictured: Edwards and Clarke in Sydney on October 17, 2020)

Edwards, the ‘other woman’ in the scandal, issued a statement on the night the footage was released. ‘This is not my circus. Yet again, Michael in his true nature has not taken responsibility for his actions and I was blatantly lied to,’ she told Daily Mail Australia. (Pictured: Edwards and Clarke in Sydney on October 17, 2020)

‘I am shattered that because of my actions I’ve drawn women of class and integrity, and my mates, into this situation.’

Edwards also issued a statement on the night the footage was released.

‘This is not my circus. Yet again, Michael in his true nature has not taken responsibility for his actions and I was blatantly lied to,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

MICHAEL CLARKE’S SHIRTLESS MELTDOWN – LINE BY LINE

Ex-Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke was involved in a public fight with girlfriend Jade Yarbrough and TV host friend Karl Stefanovic – who is married to Jade’s sister Jasmine – after a night out with celebrity accountant Anthony Bell in Noosa on January 10.

This is how the spat unfolded:

Clarke: Baby…

Jade: I’m wrong? I’m f***ing wrong? You f***king liar. I saw everything, you called her

Clarke: I swear on my life. Baby, baby, Belly [Anthony Bell] was at my house. Do it to me, do it to me. Belly was at the house. Belly was at my house

Clarke: I swear on my life, I swear on my life. You can do it to me, you can do it to me

Jade: You told her… You f***king keep lying to me

Clarke: No, on my daughter’s life, on my daughter’s life

Jade: You keep lying. You are a piece of s**t

Jade: I just spoke to her. What is wrong with you?

Clarke: No I didn’t. Baby, you know what? You can hit me, you can hit me

Jade: You f***ed her on December 17

Clarke: That’s not true. That’s not true.

Jasmine: Get away with Karl, go with Karl

Jade: I f***ing hate you

Clarke: Jade, it’s not f***ing true 

Clarke: Karlos [Stefanovic], I can tell you now c**t, don’t you f***ing walk away. She can punch me, but you, you c**t

Jade: You piece of s***

Clarke: Go on, hit me, hit me

Bell: Stop it, stop it.

Clarke: Do it again, do it again. You’re wrong, you’re f***ing wrong

Jade: Oh, am I f***ing wrong? You f***ed her [Clarke’s ex Pip Edwards] on December 17

Clarke: No I didn’t

Jade: You f***ed her. You banged her, you f***ing dog. I’m about to get every f***ing message that you ever f***ing sent her.

Jade: You want to send her to India? You want to f***ing send her to India with you?

Jade: [Quoting a message] “You’re the love of my life Pip, come to India

Clarke: Don’t ever talk to me again

Jasmine: Stop Jade, stop

Bell: Let it go Jade

 

 

 

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