Leading AFL journo Jon Ralph quickly deletes a tweet after it included a vulgar Whatsapp message  


‘Banged in every toilet’: One of Australia’s most prominent sport reporters accidentally shares a VERY inappropriate message to his 100k followers – before issuing a grovelling apology

  • Sports reporter Jon Ralph accidentally tweets offensive WhatsApp message
  • A Twitter user pointed out the vulgar notification message to the reporter
  • He apologised for including the message in a follow-up tweet on Saturday 
  •  Daily Mail Australia has contacted Ralph for comment on the post and follow-up

Senior AFL journalist Jon Ralph was left red-faced after posting a tweet that included a screenshot of a vulgar message from a WhatsApp group.

Ralph had tweeted an AFL-related comment about today’s Collingwood-North Melbourne clash at the MCG but it included an image of phone notifications carrying the highly inappropriate message.

Ralph has 97,100 followers on the social media platform.  

On Saturday morning senior sports reporter Jon Ralph issued a contrite tweet after a Twitter user pointed out the vulgar message pictured on one of his tweets 

‘Think about this… it took me years but eventually I banged a m*** in every toilet in the joint. I’m very proud of this,’ the WhatsApp message with the heading ‘The Grand Slam’ read.

On Saturday morning Ralph issued a contrite tweet after a Twitter user pointed out the contents of the message. 

‘Yesterday I inadvertently re-published an offensive message from a WhatsApp punting chat, written by someone I do not know,’ he posted.

The post that senior AFL journalist Jon Ralph inadvertently posted on social media

The post that senior AFL journalist Jon Ralph inadvertently posted on social media

‘I had not read the message. I became aware of it when notified by a Twitter user. 

‘I apologise for inadvertently spreading the message and any offence caused.’

Ralph is one of the leading reporters on AFL, writing for The Herald-Sun, but has also covered Olympic and Commonwealth Games as a sports reporter. He also regularly appears on Fox Footy. 

He has worked in the media for more than two decades. 

Daily Mail Australia contacted Ralph for further comment. 

The unfortunate post is not the first time this year that a sports reporter has gone awry using WhatsApp.

In March Fox Sports reporter Tom Morris issued a grovelling apology after a series of ‘disgusting and disgraceful’ messages he made were leaked in a WhatsApp conversation.

The reporter was sacked by Fox Sports after an internal investigation determined he ‘crossed a line’ when talking about a colleague, presenter Megan Barnard. 

In March Fox Sports reporter Tom Morris issued a grovelling apology after a series of 'disgusting and disgraceful' messages he made were leaked in a WhatsApp conversation

In March Fox Sports reporter Tom Morris issued a grovelling apology after a series of ‘disgusting and disgraceful’ messages he made were leaked in a WhatsApp conversation

Another leaked clip revealed Morris making disparaging comments about women, Asians, black people and homosexuals.

‘I am deeply ashamed at my behaviour. My comments were hurtful to many and I will now take the time to listen, learn and work to improve myself, ensuring that I become a better person. I am truly sorry to everyone,’ Morris said in an apology following the leaking of the messages. 



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