Rebekah Vardy still being abused after being painted as ‘villain’ in Coleen Rooney ‘Wagatha’ war, court hears


The 38-year-wife of England striker Jamie Vardy insists she was wrongly accused of leaking stories to the media about Rooney and has brought a libel claim at the High Court.  

Rooney insists her accusation was justified because Vardy had been leaking stories about her life, but she says she never wanted the row to end up in court.  

At the first High Court showdown this morning, Vardy’s barrister Hugh Tomlinson QC said the legal fight had been “trivialised in some media coverage as ‘WAG wars’.”

“The impact on Mrs Vardy is not trivial”, he told Mr Justice Warby.

“Although the media, as it is entitled to do, has turned the case into something of an entertainment, it is not from Mrs Vardy’s point of view entertainment and hasn’t continued to be entertaining, in circumstances where in fact she did nothing wrong.  

“Whatever leaks there were, they did not come from her.”

The explosive row started in October last year when Rooney, 34, put an accusatory post on Instagram which concluded: “It’s ……………. Rebekah Vardy’s account.”

Rooney, the wife of England striker Wayne, said she had conducted an investigation into suspected leaks to the media, posting fake stories on Instagram to track down the culprit before publicly revealing her results.  

Her lawyer David Sherborne said Rooney never wanted the row to come to court, saying she is open to mediation with Vardy to settle without a full-blown libel trial.  

Vardy – seven-months pregnant at the time of the Instagram post – immediately denied being to blame for leaks and filed a legal claim, saying she had been falsely slurred and the incident left her fearing she would suffer a miscarriage.  

“The post has been ‘liked’ by something like half a million people,” said Mr Tomlinson.  

“It has, as was inevitable given Mrs Rooney’s public profile and the sensation nature of the allegation, been republished in the media and on social media on hundreds of thousands of occasions to many millions of readers.”  

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He continued: “Obviously it’s a very serious claim to make to millions of people. As a result of publicity of the post, Mrs Vardy suffered very serious and widespread hostility and abuse.  

“She was seven months pregnant at the time the post was made, obviously increasing the stress and distress she suffered”, adding that the row “continues to have an adverse impact on her”.  

In written submissions to the court, Rooney’s legal team argue that the readers of the Instagram post would ordinarily focus on the final line, and most readers would know that celebrity social media accounts are operated by more than just the named star.  

But Mr Tomlinson argued: “It’s not the account doing the leaks, it’s the person. The finger is pointed at her, the villain, the one person who was revealed.”

The court heard this morning that both sides are considering entering into a mediation process, with a deadline of February next year, in a bid to avoid a full libel trial.  

Mr Sherborne said Rooney has “offered more than once” to engage in mediation and never wanted the case to go to court.  

Mr Justice Warby is due to make a ruling over the “natural and ordinary” meaning of the words used in Rooney’s post, as they would have been understood by the general public.

Mr Sherborne argued: “The post would not have been taken as unequivocal as pointing the finger at Mrs Vardy herself, but the account, @beckyvardy.”

He said Rooney’s stance remains that Vardy was responsible for leaks to The Sun.  

Mr Justice Warby reserved his judgment on the meaning to the ordinary reader of Rooney’s post until tomorrow at 2pm.



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WA funeral for 11-year-old girl allegedly sexually abused by man on bail draws hundreds


Hundreds of people have gathered for the funeral of an 11-year-old girl whose death has sparked calls for sweeping changes of Western Australian’s bail laws.

WARNING: This article contains the name and image of a deceased Indigenous person.

Annaliesse Ugle was hospitalised after attempting to take her own life in October and later had her life support switched off.

Her family has said her actions were prompted by the release of a man on bail who had allegedly sexually abused her.

The man is due before the courts in December but has yet to enter a plea.

The funeral service was held in the South West town of Collie, with mourners travelling from as far as the state’s north to attend.

Throughout the emotional service, many spoke of Annaliesse’s bubbly and caring nature, while others urged adults to listen to children who were brave enough to step forward and report abuse.

Annaliesse’s mother, Samantha Wilson, told the ABC her siblings, relatives and friends would “forever cherish” her memory.

“We just can’t come to grips with the fact our little girl isn’t going to be there again,” Ms Wilson said.

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Annaliesse’s death prompted suggestions a dedicated police task force be deployed to the South West to investigate claims of sexual abuse.(Supplied)

Annaliesse’s death prompted calls for a review of WA’s bail laws and suggestions a dedicated police task force be deployed to the South West to investigate further claims of abuse.

Police Minister Michelle Roberts said she would talk to WA’s Police Commissioner Chris Dawson about expanding the multi-agency child protection initiatives already in place in the Kimberley and Pilbara to the South West.

Commissioner Dawson was yet to confirm if such discussions had taken place.

Meanwhile, prisoners at WA’s Acacia Prison have raised about $2,500 for Annaliesse’s family.

A prison spokesperson said the money had been raised following a range of activities initiated by the prisoners and supported by Acacia management and staff.

A coronial report into Annaliesse’s death is being prepared.

Samantha Wilson wearing black sunglasses speaking to the media, with microphones.
Samantha Wilson said: “We’re just waiting for her to come out bright and bubbly like she always was in the morning, singing and offering the make us breakfast.”(ABC News: Charlotte Hamlyn)



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Former Jacqui Lambie staffers at centre of unfair dismissal case ‘bullied’ and ‘abused’ staff


A staff member for Senator Jacqui Lambie has told a court that workers felt like they were “bullied”, “manipulated” and “mentally abused” by the senator’s former chief of staff and office manager, who are claiming unfair dismissal.

Rob and Fern Messenger’s hearing before Federal Court Judge John Snaden is now well into its second week.

The Messengers claim they were unfairly dismissed by Senator Lambie in May 2017 after complaints about workplace health and safety.

The husband and wife, who are representing themselves, have both taken the stand, giving evidence regarding Senator Lambie’s use of “vile, profane and vulgar language”, her tendency to discuss her sex life in the office and a heated exchange in which Ms Messenger said she feared for her physical safety.

Senator Lambie’s electoral officer Tammy Tyrrell was called as a witness by the Messengers on Wednesday, but much of her evidence has related to the behaviour of the Messengers themselves, with Judge Snaden at one point cautioning them that the questions they were asking were damaging their own case.

On that day, under questioning from the Messengers, Ms Tyrrell revealed Mr Messenger “could be overpowering and intimidating” and once asked her to hang up on “a gentleman who was suicidal”.

When cross-examined on Thursday by Senator Lambie’s lawyer Nick Harrington, Ms Tyrrell said she and another staff member first raised concerns about the Messengers with the senator while on a road trip in Tasmania.

“We were waiting for the right opportunity to speak to Jacqui,” she said.

“Prior to that date, Jacqui was still very bound by Rob and Fern — what they said, how they instructed, where she should go, what she should do.

“We felt that if we hadn’t waited for the right time it’d probably blow up in our faces in that we’d be performance managed.”

Ms Tyrrell told the court she started off by saying, “you’re not going to like this, but I’m going to have to tell you something that the staff are feeling”.

Ms Tyrrell clarified that she herself had no problem with Ms Messenger and considered her a friend but other staff members did have issues.

The case is now into its second week and will likely enter into next year.(ABC: Emily Bryan)

She said Senator Lambie was shocked to hear their concerns and asked them why they hadn’t come to her earlier.

“She said, ‘You’re shittin’ me?’ She had a look of amazement on her face and then she started asking us questions,” Ms Tyrell said.

Staff asked to ‘spy’ on senator

Ms Tyrrell also told the court staff had been asked to report back “any meetings, conversations that Jacqui had that would or could be perceived as off the radar or where they [the Messengers] weren’t present”.

“We felt like we were spying on her and doing something wrong,” she said.

“They felt like they were lying to her. They didn’t want to do it.”

The definition of spy had earlier been challenged by the Messengers, who read out a definition they had found on Google.

The question was rejected by Judge Snaden and dismissed as “nonsense” by the counsel for Senator Lambie.

On two occasions, across her two days of evidence, Mr Messenger asked Ms Tyrrell to “take her glasses off” under the assumption she was reading her evidence.

The Messengers also produced three birthday cards as evidence of Ms Tyrell’s good relationship with them prior to their dismissal.

The cards included affectionate messages, such as “happy birthday sweetness you’ve become an important part of my world, my life” to Ms Messenger.

Mr Messenger then questioned how she could send him a nice “monkey birthday card” when at the same time she was looking into complaints about him.



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Vigil to demand justice for allegedly sexually abused 11yo girl who took her own life


Hundreds of people are expected to attend a vigil for 11-year-old Annaliesse Ugle, who took her own life after her alleged sex abuser was granted bail.

The indigenous girl was taken to Perth Children’s Hospital after self-harming on Monday, but died after her life support was switched off the following day.

The girl, from a small town south of Perth, was allegedly sexually abused multiple times by a 66-year-old man, who cannot be named, from 2014 to 2020.

National Suicide Prevention and Trauma Recovery Project co-ordinator Gerry Georgatos said the vigil would be held at WA parliament from 5pm Thursday.

Mr Georgatos supported about 100 loved ones who gathered at the hospital to say goodbye to Annaliesse and said his focus remained on the family as they grieved their loss.

“It can be a brutal public spectacle,” he said.

Annaliesse’s mother gave birth to six children and has four surviving offspring, the youngest aged seven, Mr Georgatos said.

The man accused of abusing Annaliesse has been charged with six counts of indecently dealing with a child and five counts of sexually penetrating a child.

Police on Wednesday admitted they were wrong to release him on bail after he was charged.

Six days later, he was granted bail in court, and police are now investigating an allegation he breached his bail conditions.

The man is currently scheduled to face court again in December.

Annaliesse’s family is continuing to demand justice and are hoping for changes to the law to prevent someone like the accused being granted bail.

But Attorney-General John Quigley said on Wednesday that from the information he had the tragedy was not caused by a deficiency in the Bail Act.

The WA Coroner’s Court has confirmed there will be an inquest into Annaliesse’s death.

* Annaliesse’s family gave permission to publish her picture.



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Abused WA girl, 11, takes own life after accused man granted bail


“My daughter thought that he was going to hurt her and she was frightened. She didn’t want to live in that town she didn’t want to be there,” Ms Westcott said.

“She was scared, I was scared, I wouldn’t even let my babies go outside and play without me standing outside.”

Ms Westcott described her daughter, one of five children, as loved and outgoing.

“She was bubbly, she loved TikTok, couldn’t get her off it,” she said.

“She was a really bright and happy little girl.”

The distraught mother is speaking out through her grief to call for urgent change to WA’s bail laws which allowed her daughter’s accused rapist to walk free on the same day he was arrested.

“My daughter was scared of [an alleged] predator and she’s no longer here with me so I’ve got to speak for her,” she said.

“We need tougher bail laws … [and] I believe rural places need more services for young people.”

WA Police Assistant Commissioner of Regional WA, Jo McCabe, admitted on Wednesday police should not have released the accused man on bail.

“For someone so young to take their own life is unacceptable and tragic and many questions need to be answered,” she said.

“An early assessment of this case and the seriousness of the offences tells me that police bail should have been opposed and not considered in this instance.

“This will ultimately be a matter for the coroner, but I’m here today to say that WA Police will take ownership of any issues where we can improve to prevent something like this from occurring again.”

The man accused of abusing the girl is facing six counts of indecently dealing with a child under 13 and four counts of sexually penetrating a child under 13.

He was arrested and charged in mid-September. He was bailed by police that same day until his first court appearance.

That appearance at Narrogin Magistrates Court on September 21 lasted three minutes, with his bail renewed on the same terms.

An inquiry has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the death.

National Suicide Prevention and Trauma Recovery Project director Gerry ­Georgatos, who supported the family in hospital, said “so many failures” had occurred to culminate in the loss of an 11-year-old.

“I’ve never seen the likes of this before, [her loved ones] came from everywhere,” he said.

“The sea of grief, the outpouring and the number of people breaking down was overwhelming.

“Children, youth, elders – it was devastating, even the hospital staff and police in attendance were distressed.”

Mr ­Georgatos, along with his colleague Megan Krakouer and the girl’s family are now fighting for the law to be changed to deny accused repeat child sex abusers bail.

“When you’ve got an alleged offender who’s offended more than one time, then there should be no possibility of bail,” he said.

“By all accounts, everything put to me by the family, they were in fear of this person.”

The girl is one of the youngest in WA to die from suicide.

Mr Georgatos said children as young as six from impoverished families were attempting to take their own lives and more support needed to be provided.

“We need to invest in social services to improve the life circumstances of these people,” he said.

He has also called for the state government to do more to support families with young children who are homeless, demanding the most vulnerable be prioritised for housing.

The girl’s alleged abuser remains on bail and is residing in Perth.

If you are experiencing mental health issues contact LifeLine WA on 13 11 14, the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467, or the Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800.

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Motorcyclist abused and mocked for missing arm wants it to be a lesson in resisting violence


A quiet Saturday-night ride for a Mackay father and son will be memorable for all the wrong reasons.

As Shane Kapitzke was being subjected to a profane tirade and being mocked for his disability, he was worried about one thing — his 22-year-old son standing nearby.

Video from a body-worn camera that has almost 40,000 views on YouTube shows Mr Kapitzke outside a fast-food restaurant being threatened by a man and teenage boy who claimed Mr Kapitzke had touched their car.

“I was thinking mostly about the repercussions and the aftermath of potential violence. As well as my son, I’ve got a daughter,” he said.

“I don’t have the de-escalation skills to handle a situation like that … I didn’t want to leave Jake out there by himself.”

The man and boy continued the swearing and threats for about eight minutes before driving away.

One of Shane Kapitzke’s favourite activities is riding with his son, who witnessed the incident.(Supplied: Shane Kapitzke)

Attacks over prosthetic arm

In the video posted by Mr Kapitzke, he was belittled for having a prosthetic arm.

“It’s good to see you got no arm too, you piece of s***, you deserve it,” the man said.

“That’s the only reason you’re not getting f***ing punched out, c***.

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The man can be heard telling Mr Kapitzke he was “lucky” to have a prosthetic arm.(Supplied: Shane Kapitzke)

Mr Kapitzke said he did not take the comments personally.

“I wasn’t really offended by all that,” he said.

“I could just see that he was reaching around for a button to press, he needed that violent reaction.”

Facebook and YouTube users have created dozens of memes mocking the perpetrators, who kept hold of their soft-serve ice creams throughout the incident.

Mr Kapitzke said he welcomed the comical response condemning the behaviour.

“Heck yeah, it’s great. I don’t want people patting me on the back calling me a legend or anything weird like that, they should just see, ‘Hey, we don’t put up with that’.

“You get that reaction, ‘Oh Mackay’s terrible, Mackay’s terrible’, [but] I don’t know if it is if all of the people are acknowledging this is bad behaviour and it’s not tolerated.”

A man in his 40s and a youth, who are known to each other, have been charged with threatening violence.

The man is due to appear in Mackay Magistrates Court in late October. Police do not release information on court appearances for people under 18.



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Freedom of speech & expression most abused right in recent times, says SC


The court sought an affidavit from the I&B secretary with details of steps taken in the past to stop motivated media reporting in such cases

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday said freedom of speech and expression is the “most abused right” in recent times.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, which was hearing pleas of Jamiat Ulama I Hind and others alleging that a section of media was spreading communal hatred over Tablighi Jamaat congregation during the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, pulled up the Centre for its “evasive” and “brazen” affidavit on the issue.

 

“Freedom of speech and expression is the most abused right in recent times,” the apex court said.

The bench observed this when senior advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for Jamaat, said the Centre in its affidavit has stated that petitioners are trying to muzzle freedom of speech and expression.

To this, the bench said, “They are free to make any averment in their affidavit, like you are free to make any argument you want”.

The bench was irked over the fact that instead of secretary of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, an additional secretary filed the affidavit which contained “unnecessary” and “nonsensical” averments with regard to media reporting in Tablighi Jamaat issue.

 

“You cannot treat this court the way you are doing in this case,” said the bench, also comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian.

The apex court sought an affidavit from the I&B secretary with details of steps taken in the past to stop motivated media reporting in such cases.



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Texas AG Ken Paxton took bribes and abused office, top aides say in call for federal investigation


Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

AUSTIN, Texas – Top aides of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have asked federal law enforcement authorities to investigate allegations of improper influence, abuse of office, bribery and other potential crimes against the state’s top lawyer.

In a one-page letter to the state agency’s director of human resources, obtained Saturday by the Austin American-Statesman, part of the USA TODAY Network, and KVUE-TV, seven executives in the upper tiers of the office said they are seeking the investigation into Paxton “in his official capacity as the current Attorney General of Texas.”

The Thursday letter said that each “has knowledge of facts relevant to these potential offenses and has provided statements concerning those facts to the appropriate law enforcement.”

Paxton, a 57-year-old Republican, was elected in 2014.

His office said in a statement Saturday evening: “The complaint filed against Attorney General Paxton was done to impede an ongoing investigation into criminal wrongdoing by public officials including employees of this office. Making false claims is a very serious matter and we plan to investigate this to the fullest extent of the law.”

The statement did not elaborate.

The letter to human resources was signed by Paxton’s first assistant, Jeff Mateer, who resigned Friday, as well as Mateer’s deputy and deputy attorneys general overseeing divisions that include criminal investigations, civil litigation, administration and policy.

“We have a good faith belief that the attorney general is violating federal and/or state law including prohibitions related to improper influence, abuse of office, bribery and other potential criminal offenses,” the letter states.

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Their decision to report possible illegal activity involving their employer represents a stunning development in an agency that prizes loyalty, particularly from within Paxton’s inner circle. It places a renewed spotlight on Paxton, who is already under indictment for alleged securities fraud.

The complaint concluded by saying that they notified Paxton in a text message Thursday that they had reported the alleged violations to law enforcement.

The whistleblowers, who notified human resources to protect their jobs, offered no other details about the allegations and do not describe what they believe Paxton did that was illegal. Efforts to reach them were unsuccessful Saturday.

Mateer’s inclusion in the complaint letter, and his departure as Paxton’s second in command, was particularly significant, coming from a political ally who shared a conservative Christian perspective on many social and legal issues.

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Paxton has past indictments of which he claims innocence

When President Donald Trump tapped Mateer to become a federal judge in 2017, Paxton lauded him as “a principled leader — a man of character — who has done an outstanding job for the State of Texas.”

Mateer’s nomination was later withdrawn after revelations of anti-LGBT remarks, including calling transgender children part of “Satan’s plan.”

Mateer has told colleagues that he is leaving the government to rejoin a Plano-based conservative nonprofit law firm helping to nominate judges to federal courts, the Dallas Morning News reported Friday. Mateer worked for the First Liberty Institute prior to joining Paxton’s office.

Paxton has been operating under a separate legal cloud since the summer of 2015, when he was indicted on three felony counts related to private business deals in 2011 and 2012. Seven months after being sworn in for his first four-year term as attorney general, Paxton was arrested, booked into Collin County Jail and quickly released on a no-money bond.

He has steadfastly proclaimed his innocence and dismissed the charges as a political attack from those who oppose his strong conservative principles.

“Don’t believe the attacks on me,” Paxton said in a 2016 video released by his campaign. “They aren’t true, and I am going to fight them.”

The most serious charge, two counts of securities fraud, was related to Paxton’s efforts to solicit investors in Servergy Inc. without revealing that the McKinney tech company was paying him for the work. The first-degree felonies carry a maximum of 99 years in prison.

He also was charged with failing to register with state securities regulators while conducting other investment business, a third-degree felony with a maximum 10-year sentence.

Paxton has aggressively fought the charges, and the criminal case has been delayed by numerous appeals and legal wrangling from defense lawyers and prosecutors.

There still is no trial date set.

Paxton also was accused of fraud related to the Servergy venture in a civil complaint by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2016. A federal judge, however, dismissed the complaint, ruling that federal securities law didn’t require Paxton to tell potential investors about his deal with Servergy.

Still, the SEC filing provided most of the public details about Paxton’s involvement with Servergy.

According to the SEC, Servergy paid Paxton with 100,000 shares of the company’s stock, worth $1 a share, for his work in lining up $840,000 in investments – a sum that represented 32% of all Servergy investments in 2011.

Two of those investors were mentioned in the Collin County indictments – state Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, who has since left office, and Florida businessman Joel Hochberg, both of whom belonged to an investment club that included Paxton.

Responding to the criminal charges resulting from his Servergy involvement, Paxton has argued that his actions were not illegal, and he has accused prosecutors of stretching the definition of fraud beyond its legal meaning. Paxton also blamed his legal trouble on political opponents, particularly moderate Republicans in Collin County and the Legislature.

Running for reelection in 2018 against a Democratic opponent who made the indictments a centerpiece of the campaign, Paxton was given a second term with 50.6% of the vote.

But even as Republicans swept, yet again, every statewide office, Paxton’s 3.6-point victory over Democrat Justin Nelson was the closest statewide race on the ballot.

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Sydney Swans Elijah Taylor racially abused after COVID-19 ban


Perth-born Taylor, who has yet to face his teammates since his sanction, re-posted the message to his followers along with an apology for his actions.

‘‘Honestly I’m extremely sorry for being selfish with my actions,’’ he wrote in his first public comments since the ban.

Elijah Taylor has taken to Instagram to reveal racial abuse.

Elijah Taylor has taken to Instagram to reveal racial abuse.Credit:Getty

‘‘I know what I’ve done not only affected me and the players but many others that all love the game. I understand that a lot of people are angry but racism really doesn’t fix anything.’’

The Age columnist Caroline Wilson told Footy Classified on Monday night that Taylor’s partner had crossed a golf course and jumped two fences to reach the team’s accommodation before they were discovered by two Swans players. Both are expected to be fined by WA police.

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Taylor, who made his debut in the Swans’ heavy loss to Gold Coast last month, wears the No.37 jersey made famous by Adam Goodes.

Two-time Brownlow Medallist and two-time premiership player Goodes retired in 2015 after enduring two years of booing from rival fans considered by many to be racially motivated.

It was during Indigenous Round that year that Goodes celebrated a goal against Carlton with a traditional war dance, further intensifying the treatment he had received since calling out a young Collingwood fan for a racial slur at the MCG in May 2013.

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Calls for those who racially abused Brent Naden to attend ‘vilification class’


Brent Naden is reportedly considering making a formal complain to police after he was subjected to alleged racial abuse from fans on Friday night.

The ugly accusations saw eight men kicked out of the stadium with calls from legends and players for life bans to be handed out.

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Video emerged on Friday night showing the alleged group of men leaving the stadium with one shouting down the camera “f*** the Panthers” as others perform an Indigenous dance.

The 24-year-old Naden made several complaints throughout the first half of his sides 18-12 victory over the New Zealand Warriors before the men were escorted out.

NSW Police are investigating the incident with acting NRL CEO Andrew Abdo vowing to come down hard on the group of spectators.

“If the allegations are proven to be of a racial nature or vilification nature or of a bullying nature, we’ll take the strongest possible action the game can take against those individuals,” he said.

NRL Legend Andrew Johns didn’t hold back when talking about the incident on Channel 9’s Friday night coverage, calling for life bans if the allegations were proven to be true.

“It’s just not acceptable,” Johns said. “We don’t want these sorts of people in the NRL and if they’re found guilty, they should be banned for life.”

NRL great Braith Anasta told Fox League: “That’s disgusting. Crazy, don’t let them back in ever.”

On Sports Sunday however, the belief was those involved should instead undertake a “vilification class”.

“On the one hand appalling, obviously appalling. On the other hand, take a bow Adam Goodes, take a bow Brent Naden,” Peter FitzSimons said.

“Good on the NRL for acting quickly, good on it for reacting well, the commentators for saying this is appalling and most particularly good on Brent Naden for saying no more, that is the end.

“I do hope those guys are identified and look banning for life is not realistic because you’re not going to go to every security guard and say look for these eight people.

“But sit them down and just say guys understand this is what it feels like, don’t do this anymore.”

Mark Taylor was on the same page as FitzSimons in believing a life ban wasn’t feasible and instead turning to a teaching moment.

“Maybe they’ve got to go to some course. you want to go back to the NRL or any sporting event, you’ve got to go do a class. A vilification class,” Taylor said.

“Learn about how we’ve hopefully moved on from the ugly days.”



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