Rugby league legend given his marching orders after heated exchange in the commentary box.
Rugby league legend Steve Roch has been sacked by Radio 2GB after they received a bullying complaint from a younger male of staff.
The popular member of the station’s Continuous Call team was released after a two week investigation into an incident prior to their coverage of a NRL game at ANZ Stadium on August 15.
It is understood Roach berated the younger member of staff before getting into a heated exchange with more senior members of staff just minutes before they went live to air for the clash between the Bulldogs and Eels.
The incident looked to be handled earlier when 2GB stood Roach down only to see him return after 24 hours off the air.
However, when the younger staffer issued a formal complaint against Roach the radio station’s management were forced to examine the incident closer, leading to Roach’s sacking.
Roach confirmed he had been sacked this morning and accepted responsibility for “my part in the argument”.
“I’ve loved my 13 years at the Continuous Call team calling football – that’s my passion.”
Witnesses were interviewed last week, and the staffer was granted stress leave.