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Melbourne mum suing AFL and Etihad Stadium for negligence

  • Melbourne mum was hit in the head with football while buying tickets outside
  • Jodie Burns says she now suffers chronic back pain and can no longer work 
  • Mother-of-three is now suing the AFL and the Etihad Stadium for her injuries
  • She said: ‘I had a breakdown, and I have PTSD from it all now, it’s ruined me’ 

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 A Melbourne mother suffers from PTSD after she was hit in the head with a football.

Jodie Burns claims her life has fallen apart from the day she waiting to buy tickets outside Etihad Stadium when she was allegedly struck by a Sherrin. 

‘It’s ruined me’, Ms Burns told 7 News. ‘I had a breakdown, and I have PTSD from that.’

The mother of three claims she suffers from chronic back and neck pain and can no longer go back to work as endured a bulging disc as well as nerve and spinal injuries.

Jodie Burns (pictured) at the hospital three years ago after she was hit in the head with a football

Jodie Burns (pictured) suing the AFL and Etihad Stadium after claiming she was injured when she was allegedly hit in the head by a football three years ago while she was waiting to buy tickets

Jodie Burns (pictured) suing the AFL and Etihad Stadium after claiming she was injured when she was allegedly hit in the head by a football three years ago while she was waiting to buy tickets

The mother of three is suing the AFL and Etihad Stadium after claiming she was injured when she was allegedly hit in the head by a football three years ago while she was waiting to buy tickets.

Ms Burns said she suffered meltdown after her husband drove past the stadium and she can no longer bring her self to watch AFL.

Ms Burns claims her decision to sue the stadium and the AFL is not about the money but rather their negligence.

Ms Burns said she suffered meltdown after her husband drove past Etihad Stadium (pictured) and she can no longer bring her self to watch AFL

Ms Burns said she suffered meltdown after her husband drove past Etihad Stadium (pictured) and she can no longer bring her self to watch AFL

‘I just want more information, and I want more signage,’ she said.

‘I want more heavy fines if people do this because I don’t want it to happen to anyone else,’ she added.

Ms Burns is now being looked after by her intellectually disabled son, Brock MacQueen who said his mother isn’t coping well.

An AFL spokesman told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday that the AFL had not yet received any details regarding the reported legal action and wouldn’t provide any further comment.

Daily Mail Australia tried contacting AFL again for further comments but still hasn’t received any further information.  

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