Everyone’s accidentally brushed off someone they shouldn’t have, but it’s rare to blank someone as famous as U2 singer Bono.
But that’s exactly what happened to Richard Freedman, horse trainer and uncle of The Grill Team’s Emma.
He relayed the story on Triple M’s Talking Horses this morning, after Adam Hamilton spoke about accidentally brushing off Usain Bolt in a nightclub.
“I wouldn’t be too worried about brushing Usain Adam, I brushed Bono,” he said.
“He rang up after Makybe Diva won her third [Melbourne] Cup (in 2005), and he wanted to speak to Lee (Freedman, Richard’s brother and trainer of Makybe Diva).
“I got this Irish voice on the phone and I said ‘Yeah yeah mate, he’s just over there. Who is this?’
“He said ‘It’s Bono,’ and I said ‘Yeah right, it’s Bono, thanks pal,’ and hung up! I brushed him!
“And then he rang back, and my friend who was actually with him, who I do know knows him, rang back and said ‘No, that was actually Bono!”