A recent fight between AFL identities Sam Newman and Ricky Nixon keeps making headlines, and now former Sydney Swans high-flyer Warwick Capper wants to get involved.
News Corp broke the news that Newman and Nixon had been in an altercation at an event at Somerville Cricket Club in Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula in the south-east.
WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Sam Newman faces condemnation for ‘welcome to country’ comment.
Analysis, local footy and the biggest moments, Seven and 7plus are the home of footy shows for every fan. Stream them all for free on 7plus >>
The fight was over money with Newman, 77, believing he had been underpaid by Nixon, 60, for his appearance at the sporting club’s lunch.
Nixon and Newman are former AFL players but both are more famous for the controversial lives they have had after their football careers.
Newman made a name for himself as a shock-jock on TV, and continues to air controversial, conservative opinions on a podcast.
Sam Newman and Ricky Nixon had a fight at a cricket club over money. Credit: Getty Images
Nixon, who played for St Kilda and Hawthorn, made his name as a player agent, but has found himself in trouble with the law on several occasions for various misdemeanours.
The fight happened behind the cricket sheds at the local club and Nixon started bleeding when he was struck.
Sam Newman splits with old mate over ‘pathetic act of treachery’
Sam Newman shares ‘worrying’ Rex Hunt health update
“He didn’t punch me, I think he slapped me in the face,” Nixon told News Corp.
“What happened was I had a pimple that morning (Friday), which is pretty rare for me, and he actually hit the pimple and it started bleeding … but he also pushed me into a bush.”
Nixon said he thought Newman’s reaction was “over the top” but now they would have to “kiss and make-up”.
But he admitted he had created confusion over the payment by entering a $3000 amount that was to be divided.
“Sam put it in his diary that he was getting $3000. In fairness, I put it in a spreadsheet of bookings to him that it was $3000, but I meant it was for the two of us. I would never short change him,” Nixon said.
Onlookers did notice the feuding men and Nixon said he told Newman to “calm down”.
He also said: “I also learnt something from it: both he and Warwick Capper can’t fight so they need to stick to what they do best.”
Now Capper has weighed in and challenged Nixon to a fight in a boxing ring.
“I’ll have Sam Newman in my corner and we’ll see who can’t fight,’’ Capper said.
“Red-face Nixon ripped off Sam and then criticises me … weak.”
Nixon and Capper were involved in a public dispute earlier this year when plans to host a joint 60th birthday party soured.
On this occasion, Nixon cracked it, saying Capper wanted the party to be all about him.
“My 60th will now be my own party with my own friends and family after someone’s idea of a joint party involved pics of him everywhere, and red and white (Swans colours) balloons,” Nixon wrote on Facebook.
“80 per cent of invites from him and all about him, him, him. Fair to say my friends are all sick of this selfish p*** and … his ‘look at me, look at me’ party.”
AFL superstar comes clean on mystery hospital admission
Melbourne raise eyebrows after curious Clayton Oliver revelation
If you’d like to view this content, please adjust your Cookie Settings.