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AFL greats in radio stoush over troubling Tarryn Thomas allegations

AFL greats in radio stoush over troubling Tarryn Thomas allegations


Kane Cornes has taken one other swipe at North Melbourne as new particulars emerge in regards to the membership’s response to allegations towards Tarryn Thomas.

Cornes on Friday clashed with North Melbourne nice David King after he described the soccer membership as “hypocritical”.

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The footy shock jock earlier this week stated the membership’s response to Thomas’ alleged behaviour had been “weak” in comparison with its final determination to commerce former No. 1 draft choose Jason Horne-Francis to Port Adelaide following rumoured instances of unprofessionalism on the Kangaroos.

Thomas was on Wednesday stood down by the Kangaroos after the membership backflipped on its earlier stance of conserving him on the coaching paddock.

As confirmed by the North Melbourne Soccer Membership, Thomas is going through legal fees for threatening to distribute an intimate picture. He had additionally been pulled over by police for driving with a suspended license through the Christmas break.

The Herald Solar first revealed extra allegations have since come to gentle because the AFL Integrity Unit continues its investigation into Thomas’ behaviour off the sphere. The North Melbourne participant has been accused of harassment and intimidating behaviour.

Late on Wednesday evening, a contemporary allegation of inappropriate behaviour noticed Thomas stood down.

The Herald Solar on Thursday evening revealed the Kangaroos made the choice to face Thomas down after one other girl got here ahead and in the end made additional allegations which have been heard by the AFL Integrity Unit. AFL officers and senior North Melbourne employees are then reported to have held a number of discussions earlier than the choice was made for Thomas to be stood down. He stays on full pay, in response to Channel 7’s Tom Browne.

King has now responded to Cornes’ earlier feedback by saying the Port Adelaide nice had been “wildly inaccurate” to check the scenario with the one which noticed Horne-Francis moved on.

“Evaluating it to a Horne-Francis ice tub, that couldn’t be farther from the reality,” he stated on SEN.

“You’ve been evaluating this to Jason Horne-Francis and they’re completely remoted. You must take a look at every case individually. I do know you’re speaking about assist of Horne-Francis and assist of Tarryn Thomas.”

Cornes, nonetheless, responded by suggesting North Melbourne had not given Horne-Francis the identical assist as Thomas had loved when the membership made its determination to maintain Thomas in its soccer program regardless of the primary critical allegation being made final yr.

“You’re supporting one however not the opposite one,” he stated.

He went on to say: “Is it extra critical than what Tarryn Thomas has finished? Effectively, they’re standing by him but they’re fast to exit Horne-Francis is my level.”

Cornes had earlier labelled North Melbourne “hypocritical” after the membership modified its place on Thomas as soon as the scenario started to play out publicly.

“North and the AFL have been conscious of those allegations for a while … Shockingly it took a front-page article to emerge earlier than addressing the matter,” Cornes lamented.

“Why did the membership and AFL wait months earlier than addressing them? Why did it solely really feel mandatory to reply upon the story turning into public?

“Why did new captain Luke McDonald converse so glowingly of Thomas simply final week, throwing his assist behind him and calling him an ideal child – I’m wondering how that made the alleged victims really feel listening to that?

“Why is the membership’s punishment for lacking an ice tub extra extreme than what Thomas has been alleged?

“Why didn’t they tackle or sanction him for the driving fees?

“Final week I referred to as North Melbourne hypocrites for not sanctioning and condemning the behaviour of Thomas. One week later, I stand fully by that assertion.

“It’s been a disturbing day for North followers.”

The allegations made towards Thomas embrace one girl’s declare the footballer despatched her a textual content message that learn: “You’re a f**king joke … hold speaking sh*t … sh*t going to come back round quickly … your flip will come … sh*t goes to go down … I’m not a n**** to be f**ked with.”

One other girl despatched a textual content to associates final yr that learn: “I’m too scared … i do know he’s (Thomas) gonna kill me.”

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