Barry Hall Sacked From Triple M After 'Unacceptable And Inappropriate' Comment
The AFL great has been sacked from a radio gig after making an inappropriate comment in a pre-match talk.
Triple M has sacked AFL great Barry Hall for comments made on Friday's football broadcast.
Hall offended fans when he made a vulgar comment regarding a former AFL player's pregnant wife.
The comment referenced a technique used by medical professionals called a 'membrane sweep' used to induce labour. Hall suggested that the medical professional in this situation acted inappropriately towards the pregnant woman.
He was sacked from his role on Triple M after the comments were made.
“Tonight on Triple M Football there were unacceptable and inappropriate comments made by a member of the commentary team,” Head of Content Mike Fitzpatrick said in a statement.
“The commentator was removed immediately from the broadcast and an apology was issued on air afterwards. Immediate action was taken with the termination of employment for one team member."
Friday night's show was Hall's return to Melbourne radio after he was asked to fill in for Chris Judd. His comments came just eight minutes into the pre-match chat.
Listeners of the show were offended by his comments, calling them disgusting and misogynist.
Hall's future in radio is now uncertain.
During his long football career, Hall became known for receiving a number of suspensions for inappropriate on-field behavior.
The most famous of these saw him punch West Coast's Brent Staker in 2008, for which he received a seven-match ban.