Video: Journalist apologises to Tony Tardio for physical clash at cricket press conference
The newspaper journalist who became physical with 3AW newsreader Tony Tardio at a press conference yesterday has apologised.
The Australian reporter Chip le Grand seemed to take exception to Tony asking questions of James Sutherland at the Cricket Australia press conference yesterday because he thought he was a member of the public.
When Tony confirmed he was a journalist, vision appears to show le Grand pushing him over.
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Wtf is going on here hahaha pic.twitter.com/PD62Aj77DM
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Tony told Ross and John this morning he hadn’t heard from le Grand since the incident.
“I would like an apology, because this is my workplace as well,” he said.
“What I didn’t like was the sense that I’m not in that little clique of three or four or five journos who seem to be at those media conferences all the time.”
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Several hours after that interview, le Grand emailed Tardio, saying he had heard Tony on-air and offered an apology.
On Sunday, 3AW Football’s Tim Lane called le Grand’s actions “appalling”.
As part of 3AW Football’s Sunday Roast, Tim said Chip was out of line.
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The shove in question pic.twitter.com/esn9rLK4P4
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