AFL Game Day host and Australian Football League commentator Hamish McLachlan wore Superman shirt to celebrate the Marvel rebranding of Etihad Stadium, resulting in criticism from comic book fans on social media.
Last week, it was announced that Melbourne, Australia’s Etihad Stadium will be renamed Marvel Stadium following a new 8-year partnership with The Walt Disney Company Australia. To celebrate the partnership, Hamish McLachlan wore the Superman T-shirt on Sunday’s AFL Game Day, apparently unaware that the Man of Steel is a DC Comics property. Later during the broadcast, McLachlan noted his error:
“We’re asking everyone today about superheroes because of Marvel. I’m wearing Superman — he isn’t a Marvel character apparently, but he was my favorite superhero.”
Of course, fans took to Twitter to poke fun at McLachlan and you can read some of the reactions below!
Hamish McLachlan keeps talking about a “Marvel theme” for today’s show, but he’s wearing a Superman t-shirt. Pure noob. @7aflgameday
— Dan Ranson (@danranson_) May 27, 2018
— Emmsy (@semmsy72) May 27, 2018
— Mark E Mark (@MarkEMarkAU) May 27, 2018
@7aflgameday Hamish get your superheroes right. Superman is not a Marvel superhero you dill.
— Peta (@gocats11) May 27, 2018
@Channel7 Can you please explain to and Hamish McLachlan that Superman is not part of Marvel Comics and is part of DC Comics ,Just shows how little accuracy is important to the Australian Sports media , if i were in charge of Marvel i would be pi553d off big time
— Looch (@spalliera) May 27, 2018
Hamish McLachlan wore a superman shirt on game day… they aren’t marvel. They are dc – you absolute clown
— Dan Faulkner (@Daniel5Faulkner) May 27, 2018
Get that flog Hamish McLachlan on and ask him the difference between Marvel & DC Comics and to which one superman belongs to. #AFL360
— DAMIEN (@DamienDzanic) May 28, 2018
The aforementioned deal includes the installation of a Marvel retail store and other “activations” at the venue designed to bring the comic book characters to life. The Marvel store will take up approximately 50 square meters of space.
What are your thoughts on the whole situation? Personally, as a fellow fan of the character, I’m just thrilled anytime anyone expresses their love for Superman. Share your own thoughts below!
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