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Tarryn Thomas: Brad Scott’s support stuns AFL world

A top footy coach has been met with backlash after voicing support for the return of a suspended player to the AFL, amid national conversations around behaviour towards women.

Tarryn Thomas was sacked from North Melbourne club the Kangaroos earlier this year and is currently serving an 18-match suspension from the AFL.

The league’s own investigation found that “Thomas had engaged in multiple acts of misconduct including threatening a woman via direct messages multiple times”.

Now, in what has been branded an “appalling” move, Thomas’ former Kangaroos coach, Essendon coach Brad Scott, has suggested the 24-year-old deserves a second chance with another club.

“I’ve known Tarryn since he was 14 and my view is he’s a good person,” Scott told Channel 7.

“Has he made some terrible mistakes? Yes he has, and he’s the first to admit that.”

Thomas was sacked by the…

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