BARRY Hall became a giant punching bag for Australia this year when, during a live radio broadcast, he made vulgar remarks about the wife of a former AFL star.
But he is also a victim in the whole case, he told Channel 9 in a teaser released by the network for an episode of 60 minutes Sunday in the air over the & # 39; era of indignation & # 39; that promises to "let your blood boil."
Hall – nicknamed Big Bad Bustling Barry – was fired with immediate effect by Triple M during a broadcast on Friday evening at the end of June after making the offensive comments about the pregnant woman of ex-St Kilda player Leigh Montagna, who also called the Western Bulldogs & # 39; collision with Geelong.
The former captain of the Sydney Swans premiership discussed a technique used by medical professionals, known as a "membrane sweep" – that Montagna's wife Erin underwent to induce labor. Hall insinuated that the doctor reacted sexually inappropriate.
Read: Star & # 39; s open letter to Barry Hall
Reading: Hall & # 39; s wife comes to his defense
He was fired and widely condemned for his remarks, and although Hall admitted that what he said was "inappropriate", he also said that his family – including his wife Lauren Brant and son Miller – had been financially stranded.
"It was a bit untrained, it was a note on the cuff that was inappropriate for air, it should not have been on the radio, 100 percent," Hall told Channel 9 in the 60 minutes trailer.
"The point is, as I said, we now have no income and there is no real light at the end of the tunnel when that will change or when it will be.
"It's a big bastard."
There was little sympathy for Hall in the aftermath of his plunder, which led not only to discussions about his individual remarks, but also to the bloody culture in sport and Australia in a broader sense.
Reporter Meshel Laurie wrote an open letter to Hall and begged him to understand why what he thought was a joke was actually an offensive reference to sexual abuse.
"Here's the problem of making a rape joke on the radio during the footy the other evening already, you were in the homes of people, in their cars, at their workplaces, in their safe place." Wrote Laurie on Facebook.
"Some of those people were rape survivors and you laughed at them about their rape. Right there, where they least expected it, when they relaxed with the footy, you laughed at their rape.
"You did not do it because you're a bad person, because you're not, you did it, because in your circles it's okay to tell jokes like that." Well, it's a fact, there are probably rape survivors around you and your friends if you've told these jokes before, you just did not know, and how could they tell you? "
But the wife of Hal, Brant, a former member of the children's music group Hi-5, jumped to the defense of her husband and claimed that there was something sinister with his misjudged comments.
"My usual approach to media attention is to remain free (sic), but I can not do this this time, because what happens to my family is not good," said Brant in a long Instagram post.
"Barry was involved in a stupid conversation about air, where he made a stupid remark.
"What I can not accept is that as a person he is now being held as an example of what is wrong with this country in terms of his attitude towards women.
"He lost his job because of this, our son and I are attacked (which is a very different conversation, because how verbally is a woman and an innocent child verbally given an accepted answer if someone is accused of being disrespectful of women?) And is labeled as something that he is not. "