Disgraced footy reporter Tom Morris was taken to hospital with a broken nose and cheekbone after a collision that left him concussed and requiring surgery
The former Fox Sports reporter was injured playing club soccer.
Polarizing sports journalist Tom Morris won’t be playing club footy with his mates anytime soon after breaking his nose and cheekbones in a shocking collision last weekend.
The incident happened while the former Fox Footy reporter was playing suburban AFL for the Old Melburnians Football Club on Saturday.
Morris was collected by an opponent’s hip and had to be helped off the ground by trainers, blood pouring from his face.
He was later taken to hospital where he was found with a broken nose, broken cheekbones and concussions.
Morris is scheduled to have more surgery next week and has told friends his days of chasing Sherin are over.
Polarizing sports journalist Tom Morris won’t be playing club footy with his mates anytime soon after breaking his nose and cheekbones last weekend.
Morris, 31, was fired by Fox Sports last March after a number of lewd messages were leaked from a WhatsApp group chat – involving her former co-worker Megan Barnard.
The 31-year-old was sacked by Fox Sports in March last year after a series of ‘disgusting and disrespectful’ messages were leaked from a WhatsApp group chat.
An internal investigation determined Morris ‘crossed a line’ when talking about former colleague Megan Barnard.
A second leaked clip heard Morris making derogatory comments about women, Asians, black people and gays.
To fourth grade boys, I’m not Asian, I’m not black, I’m not a woman, I’m not gay. So don’t treat me like that,’ Morris said in the clip.
‘I am a man of heart and I have feelings.’
Fox Sports executive director Steve Crowley had no choice but to fire Morris.
SEN boss Craig Hutchinson (pictured) offered Morris his first role in the sports media industry since he was sacked in March 2022 for his lewd comments.
“Our culture at Fox Sports is based on a respectful, inclusive environment and a fair ride for everyone,” Crowley said after Morris’ departure.
‘While Tom’s journalism has been a valuable contribution to Fox Sports for seven years, the messages we have become aware of have crossed the line. It was unacceptable.
‘We love what we do and have a reputation as a great place to work. The bottom line is that we are committed to a work environment where everyone can come to work safe, respected and valued.
‘We have zero-tolerance for anything less.’
Amid much controversy, Maurice Sen spent time abroad before returning to media in March via radio, where he co-hosts Sunday Crunchtime with former Fox Footy colleague Sarah Woll.
In May, Morris broke the news to footy fans on Twitter that three-time premiership-winning coach Damien Hardwick was leaving Richmond with immediate effect.