Alan Jones’ mobile is probably running hot this morning after those naughty wags at The Chaser projected his phone number onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House alongside the caption, “Advertise here. Call Alan.”
The stunt was performed in the early hours of this morning and is in response to Jones’ support for the iconic Sydney building to be used to promote this Saturday’s Everest horse race at Randwick Racecourse.
In a video of the stunt posted on their Facebook page, the Chaser boys can be heard trying to talk their way past a security guard, telling him, “Alan called your boss … it’s all fine”.
They also beamed the message on the NSW Art Gallery and NSW Parliament House just for good measure.
For those of you too cool to click the facebook link, here’s the results of tonight’s billboard hunting in all it’s horribly twitter-subtitled glory pic.twitter.com/b7hkFOfNtR
— The Chaser (@chaser) October 8, 2018
Last Friday, Jones was accused of bullying Opera House chief Louise Herron after she refused a request for a promotion for The Everest race to be projected onto the building’s sails.
“You don’t have a right to fence it off… if this can’t be approved you should be sacked because you don’t own the Opera House,” Jones told Herron in the fiery interview.
Some 240,000 people have now signed a Change.org petition calling for the promotion to be stopped.
However, the Berejiklian government has give the promotion the go-ahead which will happen tonight, albeit a toned down version of the original.