A movement is sweeping through Macquarie Sports Radio as the calls grow louder for Jimmy Bartel to come and let loose at Piggy’s party.
The Year of the Pig Party kicks off this Thursday at PJ Gallagher’s Pub EQ, Sydney. Devastatingly, Jimmy has been forced to work on Thursday night for 3AW, commentating the Sydney Swans clash with the Melbourne Demons at the SCG.
The message is clear: #FreeJimmy. It’s has spread like wildfire and, like any worthy cause, has been emblazoned on a t-shirt as worn by Mark Levy and Piggy Riddell. #FreeJimmy.
Executive Producer of the Breakfast show, Carla Bignasca pleaded with Jimmy’s boss Craig Moore this morning, pointing out how unjust it is to deprive the Brownlow Medalist of a night with his colleagues and loyal fans.
“This is a movement, it’s happening, the people have spoken. We need Jimmy at the party.” Carla pleaded.
“This is the people talking here Craig, and I would have failed as a producer if he can’t have fun with all of us.”
As far as requests go, this one is simple. Allow Jimmy to enjoy some schooners with sporting legends like Anthony Minichiello, Andrew Gaze and Jeff ‘The Marrickville Mauler’ Fenech, without the worry of having to work that night.
If you want to see Jimmy with a beer in his hand, knocking the top off a few schooies with Australia’s biggest sport stars, take to the streets. Or, at least, to Twitter.