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Tom Brady says female family members abused at pre-season friendly

Leicester Tigers back Tom Brady has lashed out at a ‘fan’ who abused members of his family at a preseason friendly.

Flyhalf Joe Ford scored a late 50-metre penalty to secure a winning start to the pre-season campaign for Tigers at Cardiff Blues on Friday night, but that didn’t stop a so-called fan confronting Brady’s family in the stands.

The 27-year-old took to Twitter to shame the man in question.

“Enjoyed my first run out for some time on Friday and it’s always an honour to wear the badge of the club I grew up supporting.

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“Disappointed one bloke took it upon himself to target my wife and mum on the sideline.

“Both were very upset by the confrontation and I wonder if he’d share these [comments] and delivered them in such a way to my dad and uncles?

“This kind of behaviour is not what the game’s about and I hope he is waking up very embarrassed today.”

There was plenty of support on the social media site in response to his tweet.

Sadly, it’s not an isolated case in the game.

In February giant Fijian winger Nemani Nadolo spoke of how he was racially abused in front of family members while on a night out following a Top 14 match.

The 137kg wing was enjoying a meal in Montpellier with members of his family who had flown to France to visit him.

Nadolo took to Twitter to air his frustration at the ugly incident.

“I’m out in Montpellier with my family who came from overseas to c me,” Nadolo posted on Twitter. “supporter who is drunk said to me ‘not bad for a monkey to win the game for MHR in Clermont’. Now he was drunk but wow.”

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Tom Brady says female family members abused at pre-season friendly