Former AFL players Scott Cummings and Dane Swan will return to the airwaves with a new podcast called ‘Dirty Ditties’.
The exciting podcast promises side-splitting humour plus a summary of the off-field exploits which have earned footballers nominations for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.
The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern-day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015 and code-swapper Karmichael Hunt was the most recent recipient.
The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame honours former players and players who received media attention in previous seasons, for similarly scandalous behaviour, and its inductees include Ben Cousins and Julian O’Neill.
Dirty Ditties will replace the Humpday podcast which was axed after Swan and Cummings were heard making jokes about issues of sexual assault and mistreatment of women. The controversy also cost Cummings his role as AFL commentator on radio station 3AW.
“It’s all good fun,” the duo said of their new podcast.
“Assaulting women, slapping taxi drivers, public nudity, robbery, alcohol and gambling addiction, sex tapes and good old bar fights are are all just harmless fun, so is getting drunk and throwing your shoes at horses during a harness race. This is exactly what we’ll be celebrating in Dirty Ditties,” explained Cummings.
“If anyone thinks that’s not humour, they can fuck off,” added Swan.
Cummings, the 1999 Coleman Medallist, earns his first hall of fame nomination, while Swan is well known to Frownlow judges after naked photos of him ended up in a women’s magazine, he broke a booze ban, he admitted to illicit drug use and was once caught drink driving.
The Dirty Ditties podcast can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. Meanwhile,Cummings is being considered for the role of master of ceremonies for the grand awards night for The Frownlow Medal and The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame later this year.