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2 ABC rugby league radio commentators suspended over racist remark

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SYDNEY - Two veteran radio commentators for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation have been suspended while management investigates an allegedly racist remark that went to air during a recent rugby league match.

Warren Ryan, a former premiership-winning coach, made the remark and announcer David Morrow was being investigated for finding it humorous.

Morrow was also suspended by ABC management last year after a joke described as racist unintentionally went to air.

The ABC announced the suspensions in a statement Friday, after complaints made by listeners following the May 23 match between the Sydney Roosters and Canterbury.

The statement said "both have been asked to submit a formal response regarding the matter ... until the investigation is complete, no further comment will be made."

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