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The famous kick in the air of football player Tayla Harris is immortalized with a bronze statue unveiled in Melbourne

Statue of footy star Tayla Harris is unveiled while her famous kick in the air that was the target of despicable trolls is immortalized in bronze

  • The photo of Harris & # 39; kick was the target of online trolls who made offensive remarks
  • Harris said she was humiliated by the 3.3 meter high statue unveiled in Melbourne
  • She said she hoped it inspired people to do what they enjoyed doing
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The famous kick in the air of football player Tayla Harris is immortalized with a bronze statue unveiled in Melbourne.

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A picture of the kick became a viral sensation earlier this year after provoking a spirited defense of women in sports when Harris was the target of online trolls who made offensive remarks.

The 22-year-old AFLW player said she was humiliated by the 3.3-meter-high statue, which was unveiled on Federation Square, but does not yet have a permanent home.

The famous kick in the air of football player Tayla Harris is immortalized with a bronze statue unveiled in Melbourne

The famous kick in the air of football player Tayla Harris is immortalized with a bronze statue unveiled in Melbourne

A picture of the kick became a viral sensation earlier this year after provoking a spirited defense of women in sports when Harris was the target of online trolls who made offensive remarks

A picture of the kick became a viral sensation earlier this year after provoking a spirited defense of women in sports when Harris was the target of online trolls who made offensive remarks

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A picture of the kick became a viral sensation earlier this year after provoking a spirited defense of women in sports when Harris was the target of online trolls who made offensive remarks

The 22-year-old AFLW player said she was humiliated by the 3.3-meter-high statue, which was unveiled on Federation Square, but has no permanent home yet

The 22-year-old AFLW player said she was humiliated by the 3.3-meter-high statue, which was unveiled on Federation Square, but has no permanent home yet

The 22-year-old AFLW player said she was humiliated by the 3.3-meter-high statue, which was unveiled on Federation Square, but has no permanent home yet

& # 39; It doesn't matter if you are a man or a woman, young or old – everyone has the right to do what they love, & # 39; Harris said.

& # 39; That's what I want people to see when they look at this. & # 39;

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The image of Harris, captured in a game against the Western Bulldogs, gathered so many offensive comments on social media that 7AFL removed his position in January.

The Twitter account has replaced the image with a message explaining why it was deleted.

& # 39; The original purpose of publishing the image was to show the strength, athletics and skills that were shown in Carlton's exciting win over Western Bulldogs & # 39 ;, the message was.

& # 39; The image drew a number of responses, some of which were inappropriate and offensive. As a result, we have deleted the image and comments. & # 39;

Fans immediately wondered why the image had to be removed and finally 7AFL placed it again.

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& # 39; It's about the misogynistic behavior of the supporters in the comments. Try to block these social media accounts. Take a position. & # 39; said a user.

The image of Harris, caught in a game against the Western Bulldogs, gathered so many offensive comments on social media that 7AFL removed his post in January

The image of Harris, caught in a game against the Western Bulldogs, gathered so many offensive comments on social media that 7AFL removed his post in January

The image of Harris, caught in a game against the Western Bulldogs, gathered so many offensive comments on social media that 7AFL removed his post in January

AFL stars and athletes criticized 7AFL for taking the decision to remove the image.

Soccer player Darcy Vesico has posted: & # 39; The removal of this post has been given to trolling. You also eliminate all positive conversations. You also remove more content about women in sports. & # 39;

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& # 39; How this incredible image of Michael Willson's Tayla Harris was perceived as negative and pulled trolls to comment and that 7AFL brought it down as a result … EXPECT ME & # 39 ;, said Australian cyclist Anna Meares.

7AFL apologized and said that & # 39; deleting the photo sent the wrong message & # 39 ;.

The Twitter account has replaced the image with a message explaining why it was deleted

The Twitter account has replaced the image with a message explaining why it was deleted

The Twitter account has replaced the image with a message explaining why it was deleted

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