Disgraced football reporter Tom Morris is rushed to hospital with a broken nose and cheekbone after a shocking crash that left him concussed and in need of surgery.
- Former Fox Sports reporter injured while playing club soccer
- He suffered a broken nose, a broken cheekbone and a concussion
- Fired last March for comments in WhatsApp chat
Polarizing sportswriter Tom Morris will not be playing club football with his teammates at any point after breaking his nose and cheekbone in a shocking clash last weekend.
The incident unfolded as the former Fox Footy reporter was playing suburban AFL for Old Melburnians Football Club on Saturday.
Morris was picked up by an opponent’s hip and the trainers had to help him up off the ground, blood pouring from his face.
He was later taken to the hospital when he was diagnosed with a broken nose, broken cheekbone, and concussion.
Morris is scheduled to undergo further surgery next week and has told friends that his days of chasing Sherrin are over.
Polarized sportswriter Tom Morris will not be playing club football with his teammates anytime soon after breaking his nose and cheekbone last weekend.
Morris, 31, was fired from Fox Sports last March after several lewd messages leaked from a WhatsApp group chat involving his former colleague Megan Barnard.
Fox Sports fired the 31-year-old in March last year after a series of “disgusting and embarrassing” messages leaked from a WhatsApp group chat.
An internal investigation determined that Morris had “crossed the line” by talking about his former colleague Megan Barnard.
A second leaked clip heard Morris making disparaging comments about women, Asians, blacks and gay people.
“For guys in level four, I’m not Asian, I’m not black, I’m not female, I’m not gay. So don’t treat me like s**t,” Morris said in the clip.
I am a man with a heart and I have feelings.
Steve Crawley, CEO of Fox Sports, had no choice but to trade Morris.
SEN boss Craig Hutchinson (pictured) has offered Morris his first role in the sports media industry since he was fired for his vulgar comments in March 2022.
“Our culture at Fox Sports is based on a respectful and inclusive environment and fair treatment for everyone,” Crawley said after Morris’s departure.
“While Tom’s journalism has made a valuable contribution to Fox Sports for seven years, the messages we learned of crossed the line. It was unacceptable.
‘We love what we do and have a reputation for being a great place to work. The bottom line is that we are committed to a work environment where everyone can come to work knowing that they are safe, respected and valued.
“We have zero tolerance for anything less than that.”
Amid much controversy, Morris spent time abroad before returning to the media in March via SEN Radio, where he co-hosts. Sunday Crunchtime with former Fox Footy colleague Sarah Olle.
In May, Morris broke the news to football fans on Twitter that three-time first-place winner manager Damien Hardwick would be leaving Richmond effective immediately.