Footy commentator Rex Hunt proves he still has it at 72 with appeal to fans at a McDonald’s

TV angler Rex Hunt proves he still has it as a soccer commentator – revives his trademark style with ghost appeal for fans in Macca’s

  • Rex Hunt was waiting to order a Fillet-O-Fish when he made an iconic AFL call
  • Fans applauded when Hunt delivered his iconic ‘YYYYYYYYAABBLEEETTT’ line
  • The 72-year-old TV personality held his walking stick and pumped his fists
  • Hunt was the AFL’s leading commentator for

The beloved football and fishing media identity Rex Hunt has thrilled fans of a McDonald’s by delivering some of his signature appeal style, with his most memorable tagline.

The 72-year-old creator of Rex Hunt’s Fishing Adventures was waiting to order a Filet-O-Fish in Victoria’s crowded fast food franchise on Monday when famous admirers asked him to relive Geelong’s glory days with a call ghost.

In a video shared on Geelong’s social media, Hunt obligated and delivered an impromptu call involving former Big Cats from the 1990s.

Hunt made a ghost appeal to McDonald's fans (pictured)

At a McDonald’s, veteran commentator Rex Hunt made an iconic appeal to cheer on fans (pictured)

“ Overflows in Bairstow, Bairstow in Brownless – here comes YYYYYYYYAABBLEEETTT! the TV personality bellowed, thrusting his fist into the air.

The tagline was developed when Cats forward Gary Ablett Sr. was one of the game’s dominant players in the 1980s and 1990s.

Delighted McDonald’s fans roared in excitement as the veteran caller turned towards the counter with his fists in the air.

Social media users also showed their appreciation in the comments section.

‘Brilliant !! Loved Rex Hunt on 3AW Calling Cats Games in the 90s, ” one fan wrote.

“Omg wish I had been there,” shared another.

“Rexy still has it,” someone else said.

Pictured: Tigers' Dustin Martin celebrates in bedrooms with Rex Hunt after winning the 2017 AFL Grand Final game between the Adelaide Crows and the Richmond Tigers

Pictured: Tigers’ Dustin Martin celebrates in bedrooms with Rex Hunt after winning the 2017 AFL Grand Final game between the Adelaide Crows and the Richmond Tigers

Hunt is a former police officer who went on to become a successful AFL commentator for 3AW radio station, known for his exciting style and inventing original nicknames for players.

He resigned from 3AW in 2007 and joined Triple M in 2009, but ultimately stepped down from mainstream commentary in 2011.

In 2015, he called his 2000th game.

Hunt’s long period in football media followed a playing career with Richmond, Geelong and St Kilda.

Pictured: Rex Hunt (center) of 3AW sings

Pictured: 3AW’s Rex Hunt (center) sings ‘the fat lady’ during the AFL Matchday 9 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Collingwood Magpies at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, 2018


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