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Sport NRL 2020: Channel Nine host Erin Molan faces heavy backlash from Polynesian players after radio slip-up

03:42  06 june  2020
03:42  06 june  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The NRL host and Nine Entertainment said Molan was referring to a conversation on the show from April about Ray and Chris Warren - father and son commentators. Molan and Brohman had previously discussed how the Warrens had disagreed about the pronunciation of Manly forward Haumole

Erin Molan refuses to apologise for her 'hooka looka mooka' jibe on live radio - as Pacific Islander Erin Molan has been slammed after offensive outburst on Radio 2GB's NRL show Panel was discussing pronouncing NRL player names during broadcasts She said commentators not being able to pronounce the names of Polynesians

Erin Molan wearing a costume: Channel Nine sports presenter Erin Molan. © Getty Images Channel Nine sports presenter Erin Molan. Channel Nine host Erin Molan is facing heavy backlash from NRL players after appearing to mock the names of Pacific Island players on 2GB.

Molan made the jibe on The Continuous Call, saying 'hooka looka mooka hooka fooka' during a discussion about how to pronounce the names of players from Polynesian heritage.

This has enraged Sea Eagles prop Martin Taupau, who suggested that the mocking of the pronunciation of Polynesian names would have left his grandfather "tossing in his grave in anger."

"'Understandable for our non-Pasifika community attempting to properly announce our names, but to disrespect and make a mockery of former/current Pasifika players in the NRL like how you carried on is DISGRACEFUL," Taupau said on Twitter.

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Usually the host of Nine ’s rugby league coverage, Molan will now host the cricket starting on Channel Nine confirmed the change on Wednesday. She will be joined by fellow NRL host James The ugly saga has cast a shadow over Molan ’s future and her non-attendance at Channel Nine ’s

(Image: Channel Nine ). Peter Sterling and Erin Molan have clashed with Brad Fittler and Paul Gallen on the NRL Footy Show over the punishments handed out to players caught breaking virus restrictions.

"My grandfather would be tossing in his grave in anger!"

Sharks forward Braden Hamlin-Uele hit out at the claims of an 'inside joke', calling on her to 'show some respect'.

"An inside joke? Show some respect!," Hamlin-Uele said in an Instagram story.

"If that's a joke between colleagues than F that workplace. Get out of the job @ErinMolan.

"Disgusting to even think that would be ok, to put on an accent and say that " he would later add.

"Wake up to yourself."

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