I really really hope this turns out to be PD, but it probably won't be.
B/G: A couple of years ago, a prominent Australian Football League person was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, that horrible thing, and has been raising awareness and funds for all he is worth (because he is an awesome bloke). A major part of this has been celebrities sliding into an ice water bath before a particular football match (the Queen's Birthday match, in fact) and it's been very successful. So far, no PD.
Eddie McGuire, president of an AFL club, media personality, extremely
high profile man, and his colleagues on a national radio show, spent several minutes talking about how they would all raise heaps of money if only a particular female journalist went into the ice bath and drowned. Oh, and they'd all like to jump in and hold her under.
The media storm over this is huge; he's "apologised" and said "it was joking banter in the spirit of the day"; his apology has NOT been accepted by the female journalist in question. And just to make matters worse, it was the same weekend as the White Ribbon match, which was to raise awareness of violence against women, and was supposed to show that the AFL is adamantly against said violence...
If anyone wants to be upset, here's a link containing most of the transcript of what was said:http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/we-cant-let-the-misogynist-banter-of-eddie-mcguire-slip-past-20160619-gpmmyk.html