A leader from the Victorian Indian community has dismissed claims that an on-air gag by Sandy Roberts was “racist.”
Roberts had joked that cricketers in India were “all going home for a very good curry!”
Federation of Indian Associations of Victoria president Vasan Srinivasan said the remarks were in a “light-hearted” context.
“I don’t take it personally as a racist remark,” he said
“I have spoken to my committee and we all laughed about it.
“I’ve seen Sandy Roberts on TV for a long time. He’s very experienced and a great sports commentator. I really don’t believe there was any malice in his comments.”
Last night host Peter Mitchell told Roberts, “No accents tonight.”