TV presenter’s heartbreaking email is revealed.
Tony Armstrong, a TV broadcaster, posted a screenshot of the “sickening” email he got.
The ABC has called the police because of a racist message sent to host Tony Armstrong.
The sports host talks about racist emails being sent to his work email address.
In a statement, NSW Police said: “Officers from Sydney Police Area Command have been notified that an offensive email has been sent to a 33-year-old man. Detectives are now looking for evidence. The investigation continues.”
The ABC now says they have informed police of the situation.
ABC News Director Justin Stevens said in a statement released by the national broadcaster on Wednesday that the network was looking at all options to “ensure the well-being of our people.”
“I’m sick of this racist harassment. “The ABC is doing a lot to help Tony Armstrong, like telling the police about the situation,” Stevens said.
“We are looking into the abuse and harassment of ABC employees, including on social media, as part of a larger project. We are looking at all of our options to make sure our people are safe.”
No one should attack or insult our journalists for doing their jobs.”
After he said things about the netball sponsorship scandal that split the country last week, the former Sydney Swans footballer was attacked because of his race.
Australia’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart, seems to have disappeared after mining giant Hancock Prospecting pulled out of a $15 million deal to help the Diamonds. A well-known ABC personality spoke out against Rinehart.
Hancock Prospecting ripped up the lucrative sponsorship contract after Indigenous player Donnell Wallam said he didn’t want to wear a Diamonds’ uniform with the Hancock logo when Australia played England.
This was because the company’s founder, Rinehart’s father Lang Hancock, said in the 1980s that Indigenous Australians should be “sterilized.”
Armstrong has now talked about how people have treated him badly because of what he said.
“This s*** has to stop,” he wrote on Twitter with a picture of the email.
“But one thing is for sure: this won’t stop us from speaking up or taking action. Even sent to my work email.”
Indigenous Australians are called “filthy scum” in the awful attack, and Armstrong is called a “dog.”
Armstrong has been getting a lot of messages of support since he shared the email.
Peter Heliar of The Project said, “Disgraceful. Love ya T. Here for you”.
Jude Bolton, who used to play for the Sydney Swans, wrote, “Bloody awful, racist c**p, mate. Horrible in every way. Love you Tony”.
“Love you brother, here for you,” Swans star Tadhg Kennelly wrote.
More than 13,000 people have liked his tweet that he won’t stop speaking out, and ABC hosts Michael Rowland, Zan Rowe, and Nate Byrne have also sent him messages of support.
Armstrong also made a lot of fans with his honest comments about Rinehart.
Armstrong criticized parts of the Australian media on Thursday night’s episode of The Project for praising Rinehart’s charitable work in Indigenous communities and not condemning her father’s comments.
“$300 million in royalty payments to Indigenous Australians over here, community funds making it rain over there—just it’s money, money, money for the good of black people everywhere.”
Hancock is a company that said last year that it had made $7.3 billion in profits. When media outlets that support Gina yelled that her actions speak louder than her words, they really meant that money talks. Gina throws money at things to get them to agree with her.
Rinehart hasn’t publicly criticized or distanced herself from what her father said about Indigenous Australians, and Armstrong invited her to come on The Project to talk about it.
“The truth is that what her dad said while running Hancock Prospecting is by far the worst thing that could be said about another race,” he said.
“Let’s get something straight: he wasn’t a senile blowhard who got drunk and blew his top. He was an early miner who started the business. He was the one who gave Gina the wheel. He believed everything they said. Black people like to tell the truth. So, Gina, in the spirit of making up, what do you think about what your dad said? We just want to hear your thoughts. Send us an email or stop by the desk and talk to us.
Gina, just tell us. As the richest person in Australia, your words and thoughts matter.”
Armstrong, a proud Barranbinya man, ended by praising Wallam’s debut and how she’s dealt with everything.
He said, “What a rock star!”
“Don’t forget the part Donnell Wallam has played in all of this. She is an all-around winner. Last night, he scored the winning goal after going eight for eight on the court. She’s a star, I love her, so let’s give her a shout out.
“It’s also great that the rest of the team stood by her.”
Waleed Aly, a co-host, said that the anger over Wallam’s request not to wear the Hancock logo was a bit much.
“She used a lot of this to try to tear the whole thing down,” he said.
“She didn’t. She had a problem that was easy to understand, and she told her teammates about it. What she said moved them, and they decided to stand together.
“She didn’t say anything like, ‘I’m trying to burn the place down’ or anything like that. I think that difference has been lost in all of this, and she’s being blamed for something that almost has nothing to do with what she did.