NRL TV personality Yvonne Sampson cleared up the mess years ago — but the internet refuses to let her forget the day she was busted by Channel 9 cameras.
The popular presenter created headlines around the world when she was filmed during Channel 9’s live coverage of a domestic limited-overs cricket game between Queensland and Victoria at North Sydney Oval in 2013 when fans suggested she was sprung simulating a sex act.
O’Keefe, formerly Yvonne Sampson, explained the truth behind the situation in the days following the hilarious moment where she was filmed telling a story with gusto to two friends as they sat on the North Sydney hill.
O’Keefe said the day after the game she was horrified that the moment had led to widespread suggestions she was telling a naughty story.
“I was telling the story of how we were throwing mini Christmas trees in the studio one time when a cameraman was caught thrusting away on one,’’ O’Keefe said.
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“This is embarrassing.’’
The Channel 9 commentators couldn’t stop laughing at the incident with giggling heard through one of the live microphones of the broadcast for another 30 seconds.
It emerged on Thursday that the video of her day sitting in the North Sydney sun continues to hang around O’Keefe like a dirty smell.
Cricket video archivist Rob Moody, who has more than 50,000 Twitter followers around the cricketing world, on Thursday revealed the video of O’Keefe — titled “Girl imitating sex act at the cricket” — is among his most watched videos on his YouTube channel with nine million views.
O’Keefe responded to the news with a chuckle.
“What an honour. I’d like to thank the 9 million pervert cricket fans around the world who obviously have a good sense of humour,” O’Keefe posted on Twitter.