In a Facebook comment, David Gaughan said "the quicker we put [Māori] in prison the better".
"Constantly blaming racism for the problems faced by Māori is wrong."
The Sky Sport presenter praised a Highlanders player in a mock-Asian accent last night.
Redelond Tsounga has now escalated his complaint to the Human Rights Commission.
"It was one of the worst feelings that I've had during my eight years living here."
Saturday's protest at Aotea Square comes amidst warnings racism is rising and needs to be stopped.
The organiser of a protest this weekend in Auckland against anti-Asian hate says it's not just an American problem.
"There is no getting around the daily exposures to colonial racism experienced by Māori."
The victims suspect the COVID-19 pandemic may have triggered the anti-Asian tirade.