Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

The Chaser Projected Alan Jones' Phone Number Onto The Opera House

The Chaser Projected Alan Jones' Phone Number Onto The Opera House

'The draw was done within our normal protocols on Tuesday morning and only myself and my deputy Philip Dingwall know the results, ' Racing NSW chief steward Marc Van Gestel said.

Protesters have come out in droves in an attempt to foil a campaign to project the The Everest race's barrier draw onto the Sydney Opera House.

Since the NSW Government directed the Opera House to allow the promotional material to be projected, the backlash over the decision has reached a boiling point.

On Friday, Mr Jones had called for Ms Herron's sacking after she resisted The Everest's initial proposal, saying the building was not a "billboard".

Controversy has raged ever since it emerged the Opera House was going to be used to help promote The Everest, which is billed as the world's richest turf race and is a massive drawcard for tourism in NSW.

Broadcaster Alan Jones now says he regrets his comments.

In the early hours of this morning, up went their ad on the Sydney Opera House sails stating 'Advertise Here - Call Alan (and his mobile number).

Protesters have targeted the planned projection of The Everest horse race colours and numbers onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House.

More than 238,000 people have signed a petition calling on the NSW government to reverse their decision.

Almost 3000 people are also expected to attend a protest at that time to disrupt the Everest projection with torches and mobile phone lights.

Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich said on Tuesday he would move a motion in parliament to amend the Sydney Opera House Trust Act to "stop the culture of a minister picking up the phone on behalf of his mates in the racing industry and telling the Opera House what to do".

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