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Brisbane Lions go into bat for AFL skipper Dayne Zorko despite outrageous taunt at Harry Petty

Brisbane Lions DEFEND their under-fire captain Dayne Zorko after outrageous family taunt left opponent in tears: ‘We just want to make sure he’s ok’

  • Brisbane have sprung to the defence of Dayne Zorko after his vile family sledge 
  • The alleged comment left Melbourne opponent Harry Petty in tears
  • A Lions staffer said they were now primarily concerned for Zorko’s wellbeing

The Lions have sprung to the defence of Dayne Zorko – despite their under-fire captain launching a vile sledge aimed at opponent Harry Petty’s family in Brisbane’s humiliating 58-point loss to the Demons.

Lions general manager Danny Daly said the club has since moved on from the saga, and is more concerned with ‘just making sure Dayne is going okay’.

Petty was in tears and very visibly upset after Zorko reportedly sledged something  along the lines of: ‘I hope your mother dies’, according to the Herald Sun.

Zorko, who has a long history of poor sportsmanship on the field, is not likely to face any sanction for the matter. 

Brisbane have sprung to the defence of captain Dayne Zorko after he allegedly used a sledge against an opponent’s family

Demons player Harry Petty (left) is consoled by Demon coach Mark Williams (centre) and Troy Chaplin (right) after copping a sledge from Zorko

Demons player Harry Petty (left) is consoled by Demon coach Mark Williams (centre) and Troy Chaplin (right) after copping a sledge from Zorko

Daly said the club was now prioritising his wellbeing, after the fiery skipper copped a pasting from the entire footy industry.

‘The club addressed the issue with Melbourne on Friday night straight after the game, the club made a statement on Saturday morning and that’s where it sits,’ he told SEN. 

‘To be perfectly honest, our goal right now is to make sure Dayne is okay … He came out and apologised on Saturday.’

There have been calls by many in the footy industry to strip Zorko of the captaincy, and the Lions star has also disabled his Instagram in the wake of the controversy. 

More to come… 

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