Carlton Blues’ Tayla Harris cops more abuse on social media after ‘useless’ comment

“We’ve all sort of checked in on her and made sure that she is all right,” Vescio said on Wednesday.

“I think the hardest thing out of that is that she is subject to more trolling, but I don’t know if you’ve seen the statue but she’s gotten a lot worse than ‘useless’ before.

“Anything that involves Tay is going to create a story. She’s a really big player in the game and she’s got a huge platform.”

The 22-year-old has dealt with online abuse throughout her AFLW career, most notably when a photo of her unique kicking style went viral.

The photo attracted many sexist comments on social media while Channel Seven were targeted for deleting their social media post featuring the photo.

Tayla Harris has copped abuse on social media, much of it around this photo.Credit:Getty Images

This caused Harris to post the photo herself and triggered widespread support for the former Brisbane Lions player.

On Monday, Harris posted a photo of a lion to social media in response to criticism of her raised by Livingstone’s comments. The lion was accompanied by the words: “A lion never loses sleep over the opinions of sheep”.

“The lion is doing very well,” Vescio said of Harris.

“I think we all sort of had a laugh out of what happened over the weekend; I think Stacey’s teammates would have had a laugh, too.


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