David Koch is taking Port Adelaide’s recent loss pretty well but he can’t escape cracks from members of his own network.
The Sunrise co-host and Power president was licking his wounds last Friday night when his beloved team lost to Richmond in the preliminary final, denying Port its first grand final appearance since 2007.
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But being the good sport that he is, Koch agreed to make a cameo on the grand final edition of Channel 7 footy show The Front Bar on Thursday night.
Wearing Port’s prison bars guernsey alongside Nova radio host and diehard Crows fan Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald, it didn’t take long for the gags to arrive after removing a balaclava to reveal his identity.
“Kochie, growing up in Port Adelaide, you’d be used to wearing a balaclava, wouldn’t you?” Fitzy said.
Front Bar panellist, Aussie comedian Mick Molloy, also chimed in when he suggested Koch was the angry Power fan who threw a bourbon and coke at Richmond forward Tom Lynch during a TV interview after the Tigers had booked their place in the decider.
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Kochie was cut after the Tigers beat Port.Source:News Corp Australia
“I just wanted to say bad luck Kochie, the team played well but I just have to say, that last incident where you threw the bourbon and coke, you let yourself down, you really did,” Molloy said.
But Fitzy knew Koch couldn’t have been the culprit: “Don’t be stupid, you’d never waste a bourbon a coke.”
Koch wasn’t the butt of all the jokes though, enjoying a laugh of his own at the expense of Fitzy’s Crows.
Adelaide endured a horror year and finished last, so Koch had the perfect gift. “Just a final present for you, a couple of wooden spoons,” he said.
Kochie wasn’t the only target of the funny football crew. Fitzy also referenced AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan being dragged into a storm two years ago when Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton intervened to prevent a French au pair being deported after being lobbied by McLachlan.
Just before he had a chinwag with Kochie, Fitzy stumbled upon a woman with a strong French accent wearing a beret and holding a breadstick. She said she worked for McLachlan but doesn’t get paid, instead receiving “a visa and free tickets for the polo”.
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