Morrow found in breach of ABC policies

Staff Writer

A couple of weeks back, David Morrow, the long-time voice of Rugby League on ABC Radio, was stood down pending an investigation into alleged racist remarks made on the air.

Morrow was reportedly telling a joke prior to the St George Illawarra and Manly match, and was unaware that he was on the air.

Read the full detail of what happened plus Morrow's apology here.

The ABC investigation into the event has found him in breach of editorial policies and also their employee code of conduct.

They said Morrow will return from suspension but won't be calling NRL games straight away.

The statement from the ABC says Morrow will need to work on a program of cultural awareness with the NRL and undertake further training in areas of discrimination before starting work with Grandstand.

Grandstand manager Craig Norenbergs said:

"We have great trust placed in our hands: the community holds us responsible for everything we broadcast, whether accidental or deliberate.

"David has underlined that he did not intend for his comments to be broadcast, nor did he intend his comments to cause offence or hurt to anyone.

"Trust is a hard thing to earn. We must be vigilant to maintain that trust with our audiences.

"I believe everyone in Grandstand has learnt a lesson from the past few weeks, and it will make the department a better place.

"As broadcasters and people, we set the standards. We value integrity, respect, collegiality and innovation."

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