After his questionable appearance as a presenter for “ZIB Flash” on Tuesday night, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) suspended the Roland Rafreider tournament.
He stumbled, made promises, confused technical terms, and finally had to prop himself up at the desk: Austrian broadcaster Roland Rafreider was relieved of his duties by ORF 1 after he presented the news program “ZIB Flash”, apparently drunk. The show started on Tuesday evening and caused quite a stir Austria. Among other things, Raffrider mistakenly referred to the new Omikron variant as the “boosted variant”.
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It has not been confirmed whether alcohol was the actual cause of his speech problems. Rafrider apologized for his appearance and justified his situation for personal reasons, such as the Austrian newspaper Basic I learned. In a statement issued by the ORF, the standard was received, it was said: “Roman Rafrider is immediately suspended. The case and legal findings are being examined by the personnel department today.” In fact, Rafreider was also supposed to take over the night program “ZIB Nacht” that evening. But then they were supervised by his colleague Martin Thor and broadcast half an hour later.
The appearance of the rafrider sparked discussions on the Internet. On Twitter, hatred and sarcasm mingled with pity and an unsuccessful request for Rafrider’s patronage. Platform users have mainly criticized the malice that Rafreider is now resisting. Austrian journalist Florian Klink, editor-in-chief of . magazine Walter, Request your indulgence with Rafreider. He tweeted: “Whatever Roman Raffrider’s fault is. He doesn’t deserve to be laughed at. Apparently he’s not doing well. Just leave him alone.” Other users assumed that the Rafreider announcer was clueless, apparently because no one noticed Rafreider’s condition prior to the broadcast and blocked his appearance.
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