Sarah Perkins AFLW photo triggers vile trolls
Vile response to AFLW star Sarah Perkins’ photo posted after excruciating loss: ‘Not everyone can have a size 6’
- AFLW star hits back at trolls who shamed him on social media
- Gold Coast striker Sarah Perkins has been the victim of disgusting comments on Twitter
- Suns star said ‘not everyone can fit a size 6’ in response to men
- Collingwood co-captain Steph Chiocci ripped commentators
An AFLW star has hit back at trolls who shamed him after his team fell horribly short over the weekend.
Gold Coast Suns striker Sarah Perkins took to Twitter on Monday to apologize to fans for the team’s three-point loss to St Kilda, before being insulted by vile trolls.
‘2 of 2 tonight…anyone else dude/fake account want to comment on my height, body shape, athleticism?’ she posted on social media.
“I’m more than happy to hear feedback on my skills/abilities in football, but sadly not everyone can fit a size 6!”
AFLW star Sarah Perkins has hit back at trolls shaming her after her team went desperately short over the weekend
Perkins took to Twitter on Monday to apologize to fans for the team’s three-point loss to St Kilda, before being insulted by some disgusting fans.
Perkins initially issued an apology to Suns fans after the team suffered another loss, now two spots from the final positions.
“Yesterday hurt a lot but the sun came up this morning and I’m ready for a big week on the track and in front of goal,” she tweeted.
“Sorry GC Suns fans, but stick with us.”
The post was met with a series of ugly comments criticizing the striker’s weight.
“Cutting edge athletics,” one man wrote, before an AFLW star told him to “jog.”
‘Do you feel better about yourself for that comment? Run,” Collingwood co-captain Steph Chiocci replied.
“I think she should look for a job,” replied another man in Pies’ midfield.
“More than happy to hear feedback on my football skills/abilities, but sadly not everyone can be a size 6!” Perkins tweeted
Chiocci, who also works as a high school teacher, then penned another message of support for Perkins.
‘People are just jealous that they never achieved anything worth publishing. I still have your back,’
I can’t wait to see you hitting more snags from 50m and laying down tackles like a boss.
The AFL Players’ Association said there was “no room” for abuse in sport.