Sport

Campese slammed by other rugby figures for sexist tweet

DAVID Campese was famous for his goose step during his rugby playing days.

Now he's just looking like a goose.

The former Australian winger attracted a wave of criticism after posting a sexist tweet questioning the credentials of Fairfax journalist Georgina Robinson who is covering Australia's Spring Tour of Europe.

"Why does the smh get a girl to write about rugby. Growden who was a great jornio (sic) and now we have someone who has no idea about the game!" Campese posted on his twitter account.

Campese, who holds the test try-scoring record for Australia, deleted the tweet after present and past players attacked the comment.

Wallabies star David Pocock, set to resume from injury on the bench against Wales in Cardiff this weekend, posted: "Really sad to see journos attacked based on their gender."

Australian dual international Wendell Sailor also hit out at Campese.

"Well good morning to u Campo & i have to say u are on ur own with this comment it's 2012 champ," Sailor posted.

Topics:  fairfax media rugby union sexist twitter


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

From Shark Tank to top honours at uni

Southern Cross University's 2017 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Bethany Mantle.

Lismore student's lifetime of achievements, at just 20 years of age

Byron death still a mystery, say police

Acting Inspector Jackie Lilley at the scene where a man's body was found at Byron Bay.

Police are appealing for help after a man was found dead at Byron

Local Partners