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AFL Player Scott Lycett Cops Disgusting Abuse On Social Media

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AFL Player Scott Lycett Cops Disgusting Abuse On Social Media

Port Adelaide star Scott Lycett has called out the internet trolls who abused him online following his side's win over the Crows.

Lycett was told to "jump off a bridge" and "kill himself" while one social media user even said "I know where your family live c**t".

The Port ruckman shared screenshots of the abuse on his Instagram account, condemning the trolls for lashing out at him.

Credit: Instagram/@scott_lycett
Credit: Instagram/@scott_lycett
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During the fiery local derby itself, Lycett was involved in an incident which saw him sling tackle Crows star Ned McHenry on his head.

He's is now facing a couple of weeks in the sideline with the moment referred to the AFL Tribunal for review.

Credit: Instagram/@scott_lycett
Credit: Instagram/@scott_lycett

But while Lycett acknowledged that his tackle "overstepped the mark", he knows that it doesn't give fans an excuse to come out and abuse him for it.

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"Footy is a physical game, but I acknowledge my tackle on Ned McHenry last night overstepped the mark and will be dealt with at the AFL Tribunal," Lycett wrote on his Instagram story.

Credit: Instagram/@scott_lycett
Credit: Instagram/@scott_lycett

"I truly hope he's okay. However, the abuse that has followed has been outrageous.

"People should take a breath and reflect before posting."

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The Crows have now come out and thrown their support behind the former West Coast Eagles star too.

"The club does not condone offensive or threatening behaviour of any kind including on social media and we will investigate whether abuse directed towards a Port Adelaide player involves one of our members, and if so will take appropriate action to reiterate that this behaviour is not tolerated," the club said in a statement.

Credit: Instagram/@scott_lycett
Credit: Instagram/@scott_lycett

It's understood South Australian Police have also launched an official investigation into the vile attacks.

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"Police condemn any sort of threat, be it verbal, online or in person," South Australian Police said.

"Any sort of threat that is reported to police will be investigated accordingly."

The trend has gotten so bad in recent years that NRL player Latrell Mitchell called a press conference last month to passionately address the issue and call a stop to it once and for all.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@scott_lycett

Topics: Aussie Rules, afl, Australia

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