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NRLW player publicly calls out trolls for vile comments about her muscles

Max Sherry

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NRLW player publicly calls out trolls for vile comments about her muscles

An NRLW player has been forced to call out internet trolls after they body shamed her online.

Brisbane Broncos star Julia Robinson was featured in a recent Facebook post by her club ahead of the upcoming season.

But instead of throwing their support behind the talented footy player, a portion of fans took aim at Robinson with some vile comments about her figure.

One person said: "He's gonna be a good player."

While another added: "Looks like a woman trapped in a man's body."

Credit: Supplied/NRL
Credit: Supplied/NRL

Credit to Robinson, though, as she refused to brush the disgraceful comments under the carpet.

In response, she decided to post a screenshot of the remarks on her Instagram story and condemned her critics.

"I never usually read social media comments, or let them affect me," she said in the caption.

"However, I just wanted to say that no one should be ashamed or self conscious to have muscles.

"It shows dedication and hard work. I love my muscles."

Good on her for standing up for herself.

Popular Instagram channel Real Talk Media, which is run by SPORTbible Daily podcast host Katie Brown, also posted Robinson's powerful response.

"Insecure humans venting their insecurities," the post read.

"NOT OK, EVER! Good on you @juliaa_robinson for calling them out, but seriously when will this stop?!"

Unfortunately, though, this isn't the first time we've witnessed female sport stars in Australia be body shamed.

Earlier this year, online trolls went after Sarah Perkins after the AFLW star posted a picture of herself on social media following her team's defeat.

The Gold Coast Suns posted an apology to the fans on social media to apologise after the loss, which sparked a vile response from some people.

But in similar fashion to Robinson, Premiership-winner Perlins hit back.

"2 from 2 this evening... any other bloke/fake account wanna comment on my size, body shape, athleticism?" she said.

"More than happy to hear feedback about my football skill/ability but unfortunately not everyone can be a size 6!"

Featured Image Credit: Supplied/NRL/Instagram/Julia Robinson

Topics: Australia, Rugby League, NRL

Max Sherry
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