Rumour Ben Roberts-Smith big role on Anzac Day game broadcast

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Hearing that Seven big boss Kerry Stokes wants Ben Roberts-Smith to have a big role in the Anzac Day broadcast as a show of support.

Pretty distasteful if you ask me, but then again the man hasn't been found guilty of anything.
That’s right. He hasn’t been found guilty of anything and it seems channel 9 are the main instigators of any question suggesting otherwise.
You would need to ask yourself why such a successful and smart man such as Kerry Stokes backs him in so much. He clearly thinks he needs support rather than the other way around.
 

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Hearing that Seven big boss Kerry Stokes wants Ben Roberts-Smith to have a big role in the Anzac Day broadcast as a show of support.

Pretty distasteful if you ask me, but then again the man hasn't been found guilty of anything.
Innocent until proven guilty applies to legal proceedings and nothing more. Completely distasteful if this rumour is true to have someone like him involved.
 

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Seems like a damn weird thing to do, you're basically gambling your reputation.

If he's innocent, no issues, let that all come out, and include him next year, he's still got plenty of years left in him.
If he's found guilty however then this is a spectacularly bad decision.

But as others have pointed out above, Seven aren't exactly great at reading the room, so this is just another example.
 

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Innocent until proven guilty applies to legal proceedings and nothing more. Completely distasteful if this rumour is true to have someone like him involved.
I would be astounded is this is true (the ANZAC rumour). If you have been following the case you would have heard that the AFP are investigating allegations he buried a USB stick with classified information in his backyard, amongst other things.

Yes, all allegations. But surely the AFL wouldn't allow this. If he is innocent of everything he can do a future ANZAC game.
 

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That’s right. He hasn’t been found guilty of anything and it seems channel 9 are the main instigators of any question suggesting otherwise.
You would need to ask yourself why such a successful and smart man such as Kerry Stokes backs him in so much. He clearly thinks he needs support rather than the other way around.
Yeah, Channel 9...and the AFP.....and the investigators looking into the allegations and the other soldiers who have come out and said he did it 🤷‍♀️
 
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That’s right. He hasn’t been found guilty of anything and it seems channel 9 are the main instigators of any question suggesting otherwise.
You would need to ask yourself why such a successful and smart man such as Kerry Stokes backs him in so much. He clearly thinks he needs support rather than the other way around.
Yes... you would need to ask why such a successful and smart man would happily have a woman beater and drug cheat as commentators.