Oops. Basil Zempilas explains tennis “reserves” comment

Oops. Basil Zempilas explains tennis “reserves” comment

Perth Mayor and former Seven presenter Basil Zempilas has denied he was throwing shade at the Australian Open yesterday after comments he made prior to a press conference drew headlines.

 

“Tennis is on tonight, isn’t it?” Zempilas asks Nine’s Michael Genovese.

“Ah, yeah, the female final,” the Genovese replies.

“It’s a reserves game, then,” Zempilas said.

“I say that having been there obviously. Plenty of nights when I read..”

Nine’s Michael Genovese also tweeted, “This conversation has been taken completely out of context. @BasilZempilas was referring to the tennis and the news going head to head.”