Christian Petracca appears to mouth 'for f**k sake' after AFL CEO's botched pronunciation of his name
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Christian Petracca looked visibly fuming at the Brownlow Medal thanks to AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan's incorrect pronunciation of his name.
Now awkward footage has emerged on social media showing the Melbourne Demons star appearing to mouth 'for f**k sake' after McLachlan repeatedly got his name wrong.
Throughout the prestigious awards night, McLachlan was pretty smooth with the majority of the pronunciation – although he couldn't quite grasp one in particular.
Despite being one of the AFL's biggest and most popular stars, Petracca's name was a struggle for McLachlan and the former Premiership winner was becoming growingly frustrated.
At one point, during the collection of Round 16 votes, McLachlan completely butchered the name once again and camera immediately cut to a disgruntled Petracca, who appeared to say "it’s Petracca for f***s sake" before glancing over at teammate Max Gawn.
Petracca frustrated with Gill's pronunciation of his name 😂🤌#Brownlow pic.twitter.com/is7oSIr5AT— Basil Zoccali (@BasilZoccali) September 18, 2022
Microphones didn't pick up any actual sound, although fans were quick to hazard a guess at what he said.
A clip of the incident was posted on Twitter and it instantly blew up, the caption reading: "Petracca frustrated with Gill's pronunciation of his name."
One user added: “Suspect Christian Petracca will want a sit down meeting with the next AFL CEO to go over the pronunciation of his surname after tonight.”
Overall, it made for pretty awkward viewing.
As for the Brownlows themselves, it was Carlton star Patrick Cripps who won the top gong with 29 votes in total.
Meanwhile, Petracca finished with 24.
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