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400m champion John Steffensen calling the shots on and off the track

It was a well-rehearsed line, delivered with precision by John Steffensen.

"It was a murder scene out there, the way I murdered their little boys. Someone should call 000. It was a crime scene," Steffensen said on national TV after winning his first race of the season in Perth earlier this month.

As is usually the case with the former Commonwealth 400m champion, the remarks became an instant talking point with many raising their eyebrows.

"It was a joke people," Steffensen said in an exclusive interview with the Sunday Herald Sun this week. "It was funny. Watch the interview, it's a joke after the race. It's funny. It's OK to laugh.

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