Matthew Mitcham has caused quite a stir without even realising it. Firstly he comes out with a harmless comment about his boyfriend in an interview a few months ago and now the head of NBC has apologised to Matthew. Matthew was about the only gold medallist who wasn’t covered in their coverage of the olympics.
They have said it was an accidental omission but it does stink of homophobic editing. Read the full article here.
In related news, it turns out that our Golden Boy lives literally around the corner from where I work. Like 75 metres from my office. The cafe there has balloons and posters etc up around congratulating Matt the “local boy”. So I asked if he lived in the area. She pointed up and said in the apartments upstairs! How cool would it be to be able to congratulate him personally. I’d love to interview him too.