Family tragedy affects AFL bad boy days before his Grand Final return after another suspension

& # 39; Nothing will ever make this better & # 39 ;: mother of AFL villain Toby Greene reveals that the controversial star has had to deal with a & # 39; devastating & # 39; family tragedy – while preparing for the grand finale

  • GWS star Toby Greene & # 39; s cousin committed tragic suicide earlier this year
  • His mother Katie revealed that the family has been struggling since the June tragedy
  • Greene will play Richmond in the MCG on Saturday in the Grand Final
  • & # 39; If he wins, he does it for Finley, & # 39; said Katie. Finley was only 20 years old
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Toby Greene's mother (pictured together) has revealed that the GWS star has had to deal with the loss of his younger cousin, who took his own life in June

Toby Greene's mother (pictured together) has revealed that the GWS star has had to deal with the loss of his younger cousin, who took his own life in June

Toby Greene's mother has revealed that the GWS star has had to deal with the loss of his younger cousin, who took his own life in June.

The tragic event rocked the family, with Greene playing Saturday in his first AFL Grand Final, rushing from Sydney to Melbourne when his mother Kate told him the devastating news.

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& # 39; I had to call Toby in Sydney and tell him what happened and he just drove straight to the airport in his shorts and flip flops and jumped on the first plane to come home & # 39 ;, Greene told 3AW through tears out.

& # 39; Since then we have only picked up the pieces. & # 39;

His cousin Finley committed suicide during the Queen's Day long weekend. He was only 20 years old.

& # 39; Your liveliness and kindness will be greatly missed in our family & # 39 ;, Greene wrote on Instagram at the time.

& # 39; I urge everyone struggling with someone struggling with what life has to offer, please talk to the one person you know you can trust. & # 39;

Toby Green, his cousin Finley, (both pictured) who tragically commits suicide this year

Toby Green, his cousin Finley, (both pictured) who tragically commits suicide this year

Toby Green, his cousin Finley, (both pictured) who tragically commits suicide this year

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Katie revealed 7News that her son would like to dedicate the premiership to his deceased cousin, if GWS can win on Saturday in the MCG.

& # 39; If he wins, he does it for Finley, & # 39; said Katie.

& # 39; There is nothing that can ever make this better, it is the most tragic thing that can happen to a family, but it can give us a bit of luck for the day, & # 39; said Katie.

Greene & # 39; s final campaign is enveloped in controversy.

Finley (photo) was only 20 years old when he committed suicide

Finley (photo) was only 20 years old when he committed suicide

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Finley (photo) was only 20 years old when he committed suicide

He imposed a fine of $ 7,500 for being found guilty of serious misconduct for an ugly incident with Western Bulldogs star Marcus Bontempelli during the qualifying round.

He missed the provisional final of last week after he & # 39; unreasonable or unnecessary & # 39; had made contact with the eye of Brisbane & # 39; s Lachie Neale.

Greene has been reported 18 times during his career of 144 games.

& # 39; People who don't know him have fairly strong opinions, but I think that's football, & # 39; said his mother Kate The Daily Telegraph this week.

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& # 39; It is going to polarize people. But the people who know him love him and we are really proud of him.

& # 39; We know Toby. We know how he is as a person and the people who know him, respect him and love him. That's the only thing that really matters. & # 39;

The 26-year-old returns to the Grand Final for the Giants, with Katie hopeful that a good result can shed light on what has been a difficult year for the family.

Heath Shaw, Toby Greene and Sam Reid celebrate after the Giants defeated Collingwood in the preliminary final. Greene missed the game due to suspension

Heath Shaw, Toby Greene and Sam Reid celebrate after the Giants defeated Collingwood in the preliminary final. Greene missed the game due to suspension

Heath Shaw, Toby Greene and Sam Reid celebrate after the Giants defeated Collingwood in the preliminary final. Greene missed the game due to suspension

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