Partner of Toby Greene, Giants star plans to report social media abuse on Instagram to police
Toby Greene’s management has indicated they are willing to report the very offensive comments on social media about the Giants star to police.
Age reported on Saturday night that an Instagram post was sent to Greene’s partner after the Giant were given a three-game suspension for contacting a referee.
The message, of which the AFL Integrity Unit is aware, was said to have been a direct message sent to Greene’s partner who told the double All-Australian to kill himself.
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Paul Connors, Greene’s manager, said Age he and his client were trying to identify the person who posted the message.
“We’re trying to find the identity (of the person who sent the mail) and if we do, we’re more than happy (to) have it turned over to the police,” Connors said. Age.
The Giants are disappointed that another of their players was threatened on social media after a game.
Veteran midfielder Callan Ward revealed in August last year that he received death threats after his game-winning free-kick goal against Essendon.
Richmond defender Dylan Grimes also faced post-match abuse last year, as a court heard an Essendon fan issue death threats to him and his family after a Tigers-Bombers match.
Greene did not play in the Giants’ semi-final loss to Geelong after being suspended for three games for his contact with veteran referee Matt Stevic in a playoff final against Sydney.
Giants coach Leon Cameron revealed Friday night that a “remorseful” Greene apologized to his teammates earlier this week.
“It was a 10 or 15 minute thrill in front of our whole group throughout the week,” Cameron told reporters.
“We’re not a club that’s going to back down, we have to figure out the good and the bad, and we got it wrong last weekend and he put his hand up.
“Likewise, I’ve been saying throughout the week, you don’t give up on these players because they’re like your kids.
“Sometimes your kids do the wrong things in life and they have to learn from them and move on. But he’s been a wonderful player for us and I’m really confident that we will overcome some of those challenges in the preseason.