Troubled legend Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson denies that he pushed a man in the trunk of his car after a fight over money
- Mark “Bomber” Thompson denies pushing a man in his trunk
- Thompson said he only had an oral argument with a man in Yarraville on Tuesday
- The former Essendon captain was involved in the 2013 supplement scandal
Former AFL footballer Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson has denied pushing a man into a trunk after a fight for money.
Thompson laughed at Seven News’s claims that he fought with a man in Melbourne’s Yarraville suburb on Tuesday.
“I’m fine buddy, I’ve never had a fight,” said Thompson The Herald Sun..
Former AFL coach Mark Thompson will leave Melbourne after his Magistrates Court Appearance on June 26, 2019
Thompson introduced himself when he was a senior coach at Geelong in 2007 and led the team to two premierships
The former player and coach who won in the premiership said he drove to the suburb to visit a friend who owed him money and had a verbal argument.
‘It is exaggerated. I couldn’t get it in the trunk, it probably wouldn’t fit in my trunk, ”he said.
The 56-year-old said he went for a drive with the man and later dropped him off at his house.
“He used my phone three times, no problems. I’ve known him for years, he’s a friend, “he said.
In an emotional interview in 2019, Thompson spoke of his two divorces and his controversial departure from AFL, saying he was feeling sad and isolated.
“All the people I grew up with are around footy, and I don’t like footy anymore. I don’t want to talk about footy, I haven’t seen footy, ”he said.
Thompson captained Essendon from 1992-1995, leading the team to a premiership in 1993.
He then switched to coaching and was a senior coach at Geelong for ten years, where they won premierships in 2007 and 2009.
He briefly returned to Essendon as an assistant coach, where he was involved in the supplement scandal in 2013 – which led to a $ 30,000 fine by the AFL committee.
After replacing James Hird as a senior coach for the 2014 season, he retired from coaching.
Just three years later, in 2018, his home in Port Melbourne was raided by police.
He was convicted in July 2019 of possession of methamphetamine, MDA, LSD and non-prescription Xanax, although the related human trafficking charges were dropped by the police.
Essendon Bombers’ Mark Thompson and Kevin Sheedy Hold the Premiership Trophy High After the 1993 AFL Grand Final