- Sep 20, 2012
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Sydney Swans
He has corrected people, but he's not too fussed.Yeah I didn't know at the time there was a whole lead up to it ... so that's my bad.
Seriously tho, surely at some point he could have mentioned it was pronounced differently than literally EVERYONE was pronouncing it.
BT, on the other hand just flat out refuses to listen. https://outline.com/CbsGTU
Veteran AFL broadcaster Brian Taylor says he won't change how he pronounces Essendon forward Orazio Fantasia's surname, despite his fellow Channel Seven commentators correcting its pronunciation on Friday night.
"We don't pronounce Italian names in Australia in the full Italian way," Taylor said.
"We pronounce it with the Australianism in it, and that's how we'll continue to do it."
"In Italy, it's pronounced 'Fanta-sia'. Guess where we live? Australia. And we call it 'Fan-tay-sha'," Taylor said.