“I have emotions and feelings like everyone else.” – Harrowing plea from top dog following online abuse

NRL Chairman Peter V’landys has revealed how he has been targeted with a barrage of online abuse following the high tackle crackdown in Magic Round.

There was a record 24 charges, 14 sin-bins and three red cards in Round 10 and V’landys revealed to The Daily Telegraph the toll the abuse has taken on his family, despite having no regrets about his decision.

“Don’t get me wrong, it has been a very hard week for me. It’s been awful actually. But I know I am doing the right thing,” V’landys said.

“I don’t mind people having views but some of the abuse I have copped … it’s not for the faint-hearted.

“We are all human and I am not superman. I have emotions and feelings like everyone else. And you think it doesn’t hurt you but it does.”

“I don’t know why people spew out hate. Is this where we have come to in this world? I could sit back and do nothing and enjoy the game and watch it like everybody else.

“But I have got the power to stop it and if I didn’t I shouldn’t be there. You should kick me out. I would prefer to be kicked out for doing this than be kicked out for not doing it.”

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