Female Australian football star says she feels ‘sexually abused’ after photo of her full-stretch during match sparks torrent of vile comments

A female Australian football star said she felt ‘sexually abused’ over vile Twitter trolls’ comments on a photo of her in full stretch during a game.

The image of AFL Women’s star, Tayla Harris, kicking a football in a full stretch position was controversially removed from Twitter after it received a deluge of offensive comments by online trolls.

The picture of Ms Harris, who plays for Melbourne-based Carlton Blues, saw so many sexually explicit comments that broadcaster 7AFL removed its post.

An official statement from the network’s Twitter account replaced the image with a message explaining why it was deleted.

But that decision sparked further outcry as the site was accused of giving in to online trolls.

AFL stars and leading female sportswomen saw the removal reviewed and the photo was uploaded again, but now Harris says she is concerned that the trolls who made the comments might target her in the flesh. An image (above) of Tayla Harris was uploaded to twitter by 7AFL and attracted offensive comments An image (above) of Tayla Harris was uploaded to twitter by 7AFL and attracted offensive comments Ms Harris appeared on breakfast radio on Wednesday morning and slammed the comments as ‘sexual abuse’.’The original purpose in […]

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