Well, somebody from Hamilton in the Waikato region complained about this “racist” abuse to NZ’s Broadcasting Standards Authority (Te Mana Whanonga Kaipaho). Waikato, it should be noted, is a largely dairy-farming area and so has little to fear from Baron Steyn.
The authority ruled, however, that “Pommy” is merely a name New Zealanders give to British people and “git” just means “a bit of a fool”. And since, in the Kiwi farmer’s view, the British baron’s advocacy of vegetarianism was foolish then the term “pommy git” was fair comment under the Radio Code of Broadcasting Practice Standard 7 which deals with discrimination and denigration. This standard carries a very important proviso: Guideline 7a (iii) that protects the broadcast of material that is “legitimate humour, drama or satire.”
So, Jamie, mate, you’re a sheep-hugging halfwit if you think we can afford to carry on guzzling your lamb chops on the far side of the planet just so you can carry on affording regular trips around the planet to attend sports events. All in the spirit of 7a (iii) you understand. Mate.