‘She’s useless’: Women’s AFL star takes a brutal swipe at Tayla Harris – a year after she was attacked by vile trolls over iconic photo
- Stacey Livingstone labelled Tayla Harris ‘useless’ in a post-match interview
- Minutes before, Harris and Livingstone gave each other a post-match hug
- Livingstone’s brutal sledge came after the Magpies beat Carlton by 15 points
- Harris scored one goal in the Carlton loss, while Livingstone had 15 disposals
- The Carlton forward was attacked by sexist trolls over a match photo last year
An AFLW star has labelled Tayla Harris ‘useless’ in a brutal post-match sledge, one year after the Carlton forward was attacked by online trolls over a now-iconic photo.
Collingwood defender Stacey Livingstone, 32, made the swipe during an interview after her side defeated Carlton 39-24 at Ikon Park on Saturday.
When asked by a reporter how she prepared to defend against Harris, Livingstone replied: ‘This is year four, so I’d like to think that I know how to play her already.
‘You’ve just got to stop her in the air – that’s her game. If you can that, she’s useless.’
Collingwood defender Stacey Livingstone, 32, labeled Tayla Harris as ‘useless’ in a brutally honest interview after her team beat Carlton 39-24 at Ikon Park on Saturday
Carlton forward Tayla Harris, 22, rose to prominence in March last year when a photo of herself performing an airborne kick garnered a number of sexist comments after it was posted online
Livingstone had 15 disposals for the match, while Harris took two marks, had six disposals and managed one goal in the 15-point defeat.
Livingstone practiced what she preached, challenging Harris in the air at several points in the tense game.
Harris made headlines in March last year after a picture of her kicking for goal during an AFLW match was posted to the 7AFL site.
Livingstone (left) competes for the ball against Harris (right) during Saturday’s match up
After the match, Livingstone and Harris embraced each other with a hug before parting ways. Minutes later, the Collingwood defender gave her brutally honest opinion about Harris’ playing style in an interview
The post was as inundated with vile comments of sexual nature, before the image was taken down.
‘Some of the comments were sexual abuse, what I would consider sexual abuse on social media,’ Harris told RSN Radio’s Breakfast Club at the time.
‘These people need to be called out by the AFL, but something needs to go further. It’s something maybe Victoria Police should have to look at.’
The Carlton forward’s famous drop punt was immortalised in a bronze statue erected in Melbourne’s Federation Square last September.
The Carlton forward’s famous drop punt was immortalised in a bronze statue erected in Melbourne’s Federation Square last September