Election-Free Zone: Green sees red over blue
Did you hand over $50 to watch the Danny Green fight last night? If you did - and watched all 29 uninteresting seconds of it - you might be feeling a bit of a mug. But so did Green, at least for a while.
Today’s red-hot story online is last night’s non-fight between Green and his overweight rival, Paul Briggs. Green was initially fuming, claiming there was “no way” his jab a matter of seconds into the fight could have knocked Briggs out. But Briggs went down and stayed down.
Adding massive insult to the apparently slight injury, bookies suspended betting on the fight hours before it started after Briggs suddenly firmed for a first round knockout. The Daily Telegraph has detailed coverage of the whole affair, including a video interview with a fuming Green. But today Green said he has watched the footage again and thinks it was a legitimate blow that knocked Briggs out. Maybe the chap doesn’t know his own strength?
The most stunning photos of the day are of a humpback whale breaching and then landing on a yacht, snapping the mast.
Everybody’s OK and the photos are stunning.
From the who’dathunkit files: adult dating site RedHotPie has admitted not all of the profiles of women on its site are real. It has been forced to admit that more than 1300 profiles added were fakes - and the ACCC has ordered that the deception be disclosed.
The People’s Republic of Victoria is gripped by the sacking of Jason Akermanis from the Bulldogs. Two stories about Aker are the most-read on the Herald Sun today, including this piece by the footballer himself in which he says he felt like Kevin Rudd.
After the sports talking points in Sydney one of the big stories of the day is that Kyle Sandilands called in sick to work after being out partying on the weekend. Kyle’s spokesman says Sandilands is actually sick after seeing a doctor in Brisbane at the weekend and having been prescribed anitbiotics.
Overseas The Daily Mail reports on a new phenomenon of “i-dosing”, the practice among teens of downloading digital tunes which they believe will give them a high not dissimilar to those caused by drugs. Judging by the photos, it’s doesn’t look much fun: see them here.
Peter Wilson’s report on the Aussie cricket team’s embarrassing batting performance at Headingley is popular at The Australian. There’s another match report with some video here and Jesse Hogan has a match report on the SMH here.
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