Rebecca Maddern is set to become the new co-host of the Footy Show.

The former Channel 7 newsreader left Seven when her contract expired and will now join the Nine Network’s AFL program alongside James Brayshaw and Sam Newman.

People have taken to social media, some to support Rebecca in her new role;

Some just want her to have a fair chance;

Others were outrage, even if they were of the same gender;

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Some have even threatened to abandon the show completely;

Others thought that April fools day had arrived early;

And of course some people had to take the comments and comment on how some people may have gone too far;

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After all that, we wish Rebecca the best on the AFL Footy show.. We think she will be amazing!

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