Kyle Sandilands has accepted an olive branch from Netball Australia to take on the unlikely role of grassroots ambassador for the code, following his bizarre verbal attack on a News Ltd journalist.
Sandilands is in damage control after his on-air offensive – in which he described Ali Stephenson as a “fat slag” among other witticisms – saw him trend on Twitter under the hash-tag #vilekyle and attract the vitriol of several online commentators’ bile.
The Public Apology can confirm that Sandilands was approached by Netball Australia to appear as an ambassador at several school carnivals over the summer months and head up a series of local fundraising initiatives for grassroots netball, pro bono. He will also play in a number of charity events specifically designed to highlight his comparative lack of athleticism and publicly humiliate him.
Speaking on his morning breakfast show, the shock jock denied allegations that he was a career misogynist, telling listeners that he had a great appreciation for the ladies.
“My superiors won’t like me saying this, but it’s a little known fact that each weekend I take the time to listen to Anne Sargeant call all the NSW Swifts games on ABC Grandstand Sport,” he said.
A 2DayFM insider, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told The Public Apology that the Netball Australia deal was a good chance for Sandilands to “get a bit of positive PR going and possibly lose a bit of weight in the process.”
“I can’t wait to watch that ugly little no-talent fuckwit waddle his fat arse up and down the court. It’s going to make for some great headlines,” he added.
The Public Apology understands that Sandilands’ new role comes with the proviso that he not refer to any of the youngsters as slags or enquire whether they have been raped or not.
By Dave Edwards