Cowboy Kyle Feldt’s wife Deanna takes stand against toxic fan abuse
The wife of Cowboys grand final hero Kyle Feldt has condemned toxic elements of North Queensland’s fanbase after receiving messages urging her husband to kill himself.
THE wife of Cowboys grand final hero Kyle Feldt has condemned toxic elements of sporting fans after receiving social media messages urging her husband to kill himself after Saturday’s loss.
Deanna Feldt said she was not usually one to comment on fan feedback but the latest barrage of personal abuse had made her take a stand against rogue fans.
Feldt’s opposite scored two tries in Round 3’s 26-12 upset defeat to the Warriors.
“I am not usually one to comment but as Kyle’s wife and after receiving comments on my business page saying “Feldt should go hang himself” I have had enough,” Feldt wrote on social media.
“I have had enough on behalf of every player and staff member, on behalf of every team, from every league of sport, from every loved one who is subjected to hurtful words and actions for their performance on the field.
“These are real people who have real feelings. They make mistakes, they are human. They are out there trying their best.
“Do you think any of them want to make an error to then be criticised on every media platform and have it replayed and commented on a million times.
“They hold themselves accountable, the coaching staff hold them accountable, the team hold each other accountable.”
“It’s a game with two teams. Someone has to lose and someone has to win. And while I would absolutely love to see our boys win week in week out – it is what it is.
“They play the game to win, their goal is to reach the GF and win it. They are bloody trying, let’s build them up not put them down. I’ve had enough.”
More to come.
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