Dr Mumbo

Seven’s Betoota blunder

“Fake news” may have been the buzzword of 2018, but in 2019 it seems viewers of Seven’s cricket coverage still need to watch out for fact versus fiction.

Seven was caught out last night by a Betoota Advocate claim, broadcasting the “fact” from a satirical article last year which said the disgraced player “recently returned to band ‘Tame Impala’ as the Kazoo player”.

Bancroft has recently been allowed back to top-level competitive cricket after a nine-month ban following his role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, but Dr Mumbo didn’t know he was so talented: batting, wicket-keeping, cheating AND kazoo playing!

The gaffe was quickly caught on social media – where Dr Mumbo gets all his giggles – with the satirical The Betoota Advocate lamenting “this is totally unacceptable”.

Dr Mumbo really hopes social media isn’t working against him in a big Betoota hoax. For now though, he looks forward to when they strike again.

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