American’s ultimate Aussie sin

Darren Rovell knows how to upset an entire country.
Darren Rovell knows how to upset an entire country.

STICK to hot dogs and burgers, America, and leave the meat pie eating to us.

Australians can forgive you for many things: Pronouncing "Craig" like "Cregg", terrible coffee, occasionally mistaking us for New Zealand, but we won't forgive you for blatantly desecrating a national icon.

Our humble meat pie has made its way Stateside after Australian company Four'N Twenty announced a partnership with NBA franchise Philadelphia 76ers today.

We're sure an influx of pies will be a welcome sight for Philadelphia's Aussie young gun Ben Simmons, even if adding the sweet mix of meat and pastry to his diet probably won't help his performance on the court.

To celebrate the cultural exchange renowned ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell - whose Twitter feed is filled with reviews of food at sports stadiums - was brave enough to taste test the new arrival.

But things went downhill fast before he even took his first bite.

In a video uploaded to Twitter, Rovell had the audacity to cut his pie in half. Then, excruciatingly, he cut it again.

Oh, and did we mention he went without tomato sauce?


Take your time to recover from that bombshell. Breathe - everything will be OK.

Not knowing the only cutlery you need to chow down on a pie is your own two hands, some kind souls on social media took it upon themselves to make Rovell aware of his inexplicable faux pas.


Our favourite reply came from Queensland Police, whose dedication to protecting the sanctity of the meat pie is to be admired.


Fortunately, the barrage of "advice" did the trick and Rovell apologised for his heinous crime. He won't make the same mistake again.

Topics:  ben simmons editors picks fourntwenty four'n twenty pie social media viral

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Sex worker assault over 'drug rip off'

Rudi Gregoratos is on trial for a violent robbery at Springfield Lakes

She dropped him off at a Goodna park. Days later, she was assaulted.

Man flees north after stealing flatmate's bank card

MEAN FLATMATE: Trent Hancock, 35, ripped-off his Ipswich house mate by using her bankcard then quickly left for Far North Queensland.

Hancock had been a boarder in Brassall during late 2014

Mum ropes teen boy into pitiful drug operation

Cops spied on Sarah Amanda-Lee Junge's texts and calls.

Lots of customers, not much profit

Local Partners