Nine says sorry to Maroons Captain Cameron Smith

The Nine Network has publically apologised to Cameron Smith, ending a feud lasting almost 12 months.

On Wednesday the Maroons Captain left camp at Sanctuary Cove to appear on The Footy Show in Sydney.

Smith has boycotted all pre and post-match interviews with Nine since 60 Minutes aired a story with Alex McKinnon in 2015.


The former Newcastle player criticised Smith, and his apparent lack of concern for him when he suffered his injury that left him in a wheelchair.

But the Melbourne Storm hooker was not given the ‘right of reply’.

Footy Show Host Paul Vautin kicked things off on Wednesday night saying “before we get started, we know it’s been a difficult relationship between Channel Nine and yourself over the past twelve months”.

“With regards to those issues, on behalf of the Nine network we want to apologise to you and your family.”

Smith responded saying “it has been a difficult twelve months and I just want to thank you for that apology on behalf of the network”.

“It’s no secret I was pretty disappointed with the 60 Minutes episode that aired last year and everything that happened afterwards too.

“That was probably the most disappointing thing, that I thought it took away from a beautiful story about Alex McKinnon and his fiancée Teigan.

“That was something we should have been focusing on and celebrating but that’s in the past now and I’ve worked all through that with Alex.”