Channel Nine panellists got into a heated argument on air while discussing Margaret Court's controversial same-sex marriage views.
Tennis icon Todd Woodbridge, former Wallaby Peter FitzSimons and journalist Georgina Robinson were on Nine's Sport Sunday to discuss the decision to honour the 50-year anniversary of Court's 1970 Grand Slam where she won all four majors.
Tennis Australia invited Court to the upcoming Australian Open to recognise her achievement, but took a stance against her controversial gay marriage views.
The devout Christian, 77, has caused controversy for saying she doesn't believe gay people should be allowed to marry because the Bible does not condone it.
Channel 9 panellists Georgina Robinson and Peter FitzSimons have had a heated argument over Margaret Court's views on gay marriage
FitzSimons slammed Court's views as being 'out of kilter' and 'homophobic gibberish,' and asked Woodbridge why he hadn't tried to talk to her about her perspective.
Fellow Herald journalist Robinson said 'that would be hugely arrogant,' to have FitzSimons proclaiming his agenda over Court's religious views.
'I have religious friends and I talk to my religious friends and say, "This is nonsense, you must know this is nonsense",' FitzSimons said.
'If you come at it with, "You're wrong," I think you probably don't get very far,' Robinson replied.
The pair continued to bicker over FitzSimons' apparent lack of empathy towards Court's religious standpoint.
'When you say I can't say to religious people, "You're wrong," religious people proselytise to me all the time, trying to make me believe,' Fitzsimons said.
'My position is not that you can't say, "You're wrong," my position is that you won't get very far talking to people and understanding them by that being your opening salvo — "You're wrong, please shut up",' Robinson shot back.
Tennis Australia released a statement