AFL legend Rex Hunt filmed in alleged road rage incident

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Rex Hunt was filmed holding a garden fork in an alleged road rage incident in Melbourne. Pic: Channel Nine
Rex Hunt was filmed holding a garden fork in an alleged road rage incident in Melbourne. Pic: Channel Nine

AFL icon Rex Hunt has been caught on camera appearing to threaten another man while wielding a garden weapon, during an alleged road rage incident in Melbourne.

Amateur footage captured the dramatic scenes unfold in Beaumaris in Melbourne’s south-east, with Nine News reporting that Hunt was involved in a minor accident with another car.

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The former AFL player and commentator could be seen getting out of his car and walking towards the other vehicle, before it started driving off.

Hunt, 73, then appeared to shout something towards the other car while it drove off, as he was standing in the middle of the road.

The cars then travelled the same distance before pulling over nearby, with more footage then showing Hunt and the other motorist exiting their cars and coming face-to-face.

Dashcam footage from another vehicle appeared to show the man strike Hunt in the face, as the driver filming the incident shouted out for the pair to break it up.

Hunt could then seen walking back towards his own car where he retrieved what appeared to be a garden fork, before approaching the other man with the makeshift weapon in hand.

“You wanna die? You wanna die? Do you want to die?” Hunt could be heard yelling as onlookers urged the pair to go their separate ways.

“His wife was there, and his dog was at the back, and he was just threatening the guy,” witness Byron Hughes told Nine News.

“I told my mate just back off, go away. His wife’s just trying to tell him to go back in the car.

“Losing his s**t.”

Following the incident, Hunt reportedly drove around the block several times before eventually leaving the area.

Nine News reported that the other man had “run after Rex in an aggressive manner” before “throwing punches at trees” after Hunt had eventually driven off.

No official police report was made.

Rex Hunt, pictured here with Dustin Martin after the AFL grand final in 2017.
Rex Hunt with Dustin Martin after the AFL grand final in 2017. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Rex Hunt questions Daisy Pearce role at Channel Seven

Hunt also found himself in the news earlier this month after a wild rant about AFLW star and Channel Seven commentator Daisy Pearce.

The AFL icon took aim at Seven's decision to replace Wayne Carey with Pearce for special comments on Friday night football.

Carey - who said the move was a mutual decision between himself and the network - has been bumped to the Saturday night role in 2022, with Pearce featuring on the ratings-leading Friday night timeslot instead.

Hunt - who played 202 matches in the VFL with Richmond, Geelong and St Kilda - suggested the move was all about 'equal genders' and insisted that Carey should never have been moved from the role.

Pictured left to right, Daisy Pearce and AFL icon Rex Hunt.
Rex Hunt's response to a Facebook post about AFLW star Daisy Pearce has been condemned across the footy world. Pic: Ch7/Getty

AFL great Dermott Brereton then reignited the debate by declaring that Carey was a superior AFL analyst to Pearce.

According to the Herald Sun, the Hawthorn champion wrote on social media: "Gender quotas aside, side-by-side against Daisy for football analysis, Wayne is by far the better analyst."

It prompted a classy response from Pearce who said she wasn't surprised by the opinions of Hunt and Brereton, and was used to being questioned as a high-profile women in media, reporting on a sport that has long been male-dominated.

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