Colleagues remember broadcaster Drew Morphett

Morphett died suddenly on Friday aged 69

Tributes flowed over the weekend for veteran sports broadcaster Drew Morphett, who died on Friday aged 69.

There were tributes to Morphett on many Saturday football shows. The SEN Saturday morning footy show Crunch Time spent much of its first hour remembering Morphett and they were joined by friend and colleague Sandy Roberts.

Roberts later appeared on ABC Melbourne with Gerard Whateley and Mark Maclure to remember Morphett. The station also spoke to former ABC announcer, now with 2GB, David Morrow who remembered the Olympics they worked on together.

Triple M Melbourne had Dennis Cometti on the phone who recalled the days Morphett spent working in the West.

Morphett’s good friend and longtime colleague Tim Lane led the tributes on 3AW where there were memories from Leigh Matthews, Matthew Lloyd and Caroline Wilson.

Fox Footy’s Saturday afternoon edition of AFL Today started with a tribute from another Carlton great, Robert Walls.

There were many TV tributes including highlight packages played on AFL Game Day and Offsiders.

Jon Pierik wrote a tribute for Fairfax Media here.

Quentin Hull remembered working with Morphett at the ABC here.

One of Morphett’s final tweets, a week before he died, was a tribute to former AFL commentator Harry Beitzel who had just passed away.

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