A reporter on Channel 9 has accidentally pulled off an embarrassing A-League gaffe.
Reporting on last night’s Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers game, she managed to trip over Victory winger Mitch Austin’s surname.
She referred to Austin — who was sent off during the clash — as “Mitch Autism”.
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The game finished 1-1 at Etihad Stadium, with Oriol Riera’s first half strike for the Wanderers being cancelled out by a Thomas Deng header shortly after Victory goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas saved a penalty just prior to half time.
Austin was sent off in the 25th minute for trying to delay a restart in play, after earlier getting booked for a bad tackle on Brendan Hamill.