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Footy legend Garry Lyon has beaten back after being falsely accused of referring to a female referee as & # 39; the lady & # 39;

& # 39; People just want to participate in the gender cart & # 39 ;: Garry Lyon responds to claims that he & # 39; misogynistic & # 39; after being a woman referee & # 39; the lady & # 39; called

  • Footy legend Garry Lyon was shot back after being slammed shut as a misogynist
  • Freelance journalist Kate O & # 39; Halloran called him for calling the referee the lady
  • It was later revealed that she had misunderstood Lyon, who called the referee by first name
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Footy legend Garry Lyon spoke out after being falsely accused of referring to a female referee as & # 39; the lady & # 39 ;.

Freelance journalist Kate O & Halloran said Lyon used the word during an AFL match between Carlton and Adelaide on Saturday.

& # 39; You do not refer to a referee as & # 39; & # 39; the lady & # 39; & # 39 ;, & # 39; she tweeted.

Lyon then criticized field referee Eleni Glouftsis.

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It was later confirmed that Mrs. O & # 39; Halloran had mistakenly heard Mr. Lyon, who instead called the referee by her first name.

Footy legend Garry Lyon has beaten back after being falsely accused of referring to a female referee as & # 39; the lady & # 39;

Footy legend Garry Lyon has beaten back after being falsely accused of referring to a female referee as & # 39; the lady & # 39;

The gaff came when freelance journalist heard Lyon wrongly, whom the referee, Eleni Glouftsis (photo), had mentioned by her first name

The gaff came when freelance journalist heard Lyon wrongly, whom the referee, Eleni Glouftsis (photo), had mentioned by her first name

The gaff came when freelance journalist heard Lyon wrongly, whom the referee, Eleni Glouftsis (photo), had mentioned by her first name

Fans flocked to social media to defend Lyon and Miss O & Halloran accused of speaking.

Since then she has been forced to delete her Twitter account.

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& # 39; I was sure that I would call Garry Lyon during an AFL call Eleni Glouftsis & # 39; heard the lady mention & # 39; & # 39; told Mrs. O & # 39; Halloran News.com.au.

& # 39; I believed I had the responsibility to invoke a part of sexism that I have consistently heard addressed to Eleni, hence my tweet. & # 39;

Mr Lyon has spoken out and says that he does not support the & # 39; common thing & # 39; that is directed against O & # 39; Halloran.

& # 39; People want to participate in the gender, they want to be furious.

& # 39; In this case, it was embarrassingly wrong for Kate. But that does not mean that she should be subjected to everything to which she is subjected along the way. & # 39;

Freelance journalist Kate O & # 39; Halloran said Lyon used the word during an AFL match between Carlton and Adelaide on Saturday
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Freelance journalist Kate O & # 39; Halloran said Lyon used the word during an AFL match between Carlton and Adelaide on Saturday

Freelance journalist Kate O & # 39; Halloran said Lyon used the word during an AFL match between Carlton and Adelaide on Saturday

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