Rival TV news hosts trade snippy comments after Sunday Footy Show barb

Footy great and Channel 7 sports presenter Tim Watson has given a cheeky retort after rival news presenter Tony Jones took a crack at him from out of the blue.

Watson on Tuesday left his radio co-host Garry Lyon in stitches with his light-hearted bake of the Sunday Footy Show host.

The 59-year-old Essendon legend was on fire when he appeared to take a shot at Jones’ new-look hair accessories.

Famously given the nickname “Chompers” after having major dental work done in recent years, Jones was an easy target for Watson.

It comes after Jones on Sunday joked Watson was anonymous despite their newsrooms going head to head in the feirce 6pm news bulletin ratings battle.

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The old Footy Show.Source:Supplied

Jones’ prickly shot at Watson came after Footy Show panellist Matthew Lloyd ambushed him with a photo of Watson as the panel played out one of the famous faces segments during Nathan Brown’s weekly quiz.

When shown the photo of Watson, Jones responded: “Who is it?”

When Lloyd informed him it was his Channel 7 rival, Jones replied: “Is that what he looks like? I hear him on radio, but…”

Tim Watson interviews son Jobe. Photo: Wayne Ludbey.Source:News Corp Australia

Watson was on Tuesday informed about Jones’ Sunday comments during his SEN Morning Glory radio show and his comments left co-host and Melbourne Demons legend Lyon cackling away.

“I’m not going to respond to that. You won’t get me to respond to that,” he said before being told by Lyon that Jones was “basically saying you’re anonymous”.

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That’s when Watson appeared to pretend that the show had received a text from a fan on the talk-back line, poking fun at Jones’ hair.

“Someone has sent a text in here, saying not only has he got the new chompers, he’s gone for the hair plugs as well,” Watson said.

“I haven’t noticed that. He hasn’t has he? He hasn’t though has he? That’s off the text. Not only has he got the new chompers, he’s also gone for the plugs. I’m going to have to have another look next time.

Chompers had a crack at Tim Watson on The Sunday Footy Show.

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“I haven’t been watching, so I haven’t noticed it. Here’s another text, saying I’ve noticed the same thing about TJ too. That’s extraordinary. Jase thinks he’s dying his hair too. That couldn’t be right.”

The feirce rivalry has plenty of twists and turns to go before we get to the end of the 2021 footy season.

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