Sam Newman, the host of Australia’s Footy Show, has branded Australian Football League execs “virtue signalling whores” in a two-minute rant on the Nine Network TV show for writing the word ‘yes’ on their logo showing their solidarity to the LGBT community of Australia in a wake of same-sex marriage postal vote in the country. “Who in the hell are these people at the AFL who are telling the football public what they should do in their lives and who they should vote for in any political agenda… who are you? Who gives you the right to tell people what they should do? For god’s sake, there’s a plebiscite going on in the country! What right have you got to say what people should be doing? You are saying you should vote Yes… what gives you the right?” Newman fumed. You are nothing more than obsequious, fawning, sycophantic political whores. You have no right to get involved in political messages. Let people go to the football and do what they want to do: just watch the game. Keep your contrived and conflicted snouts out of people’s lives and let people do what they want to do. All you’re doing is virtue signalling, making yourself look grand, when you’re nothing more than overpaid executives.” Although he denies being homophobic or anti-gay and said he would be ready to speak in support of marriage equality if it is not shaped as political agenda.