Tom Morris not Asian, black, female, or gay SO BE NICE

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Following the standing down of reporter Tom Morris from Fox Sport, leaked recordings of the AFL reporter circulated on social media. In one, Morris makes crude comments about a colleague he describes as a lesbian. In the other, he claims privilege as a man because he’s not Asian, black, female or gay.

Update: Fox Sports announced Friday afternoon they had fired Tom Morris.

The recordings leaked within hours of Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge attacking the reporter during a press conference. Beveridge accused Tom Morris of gutter journalism after he obtained and leaked the Bulldogs team selection ahead of a Melbourne match.

Numerous journalists immediately leapt to the defence of Tom Morris. Luke Beveridge consequently apologised and donated $20,000 to charity.

But then came the leaking of the Tom Morris recordings and his standing down from Fox.

Licker Licence

The first leak featured comments from Tom Morris about a colleague of his at Fox. We won’t post the recording because the woman’s name is clearly heard.

“Unfortunately, she’s a lesbian. Lads, [name redacted by QNews] she’s f_cking hot as. My view, the hottest girl at Fox by a long way but unfortunately, she’s got a licker licence, and she’s very very good at it.”

Don’t treat me like shit

In another (below) the seemingly entitled white straight man demands good treatment because he’s a man.

“I’m not Asian, I’m not black, I’m not a woman, I’m not gay, so don’t treat me like shit. I’m a man with a heart and I’ve got feelings. Love youse all.”

Fox Sports later issued a statement regarding the Tom Morris recordings.

“Fox Sports has stood down a reporter pending an investigation regarding an inappropriate audio recording.

“While it is not appropriate to comment further, Fox Sports is committed to a workplace where everyone feels safe, respected and valued.”

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