Club ponders punishment for Raymond rant

THE former Warrnambool footballer who threatened to “skull drag” a girl’s “head thru glass” via Facebook may face fines or suspension.

Rhys Raymond, a Maskell medallist who now plays for Geelong West St Peters, drew the ire of his club after his misogynistic social media outburst found its way onto anti-discrimination blog TheAntiBogan.

GWSP sporting club president Danny O’Leary said the club’s football department and executive will meet to discuss what punishment Raymond’s behaviour deserved.

“It will be before the football season,” O’Leary said.

“We’ll see whether a fine and/or loss of games (is appropriate). We’ll have a chat with Rhys and see if he’s remorseful and where he’s at. It definitely won’t be swept under the carpet.”

O’Leary said he wanted Raymond to front “the playing group, footballers and netballers, and tell us why he did it and what he’s learnt”.

Raymond’s Facebook page appears to have been taken down since The Standard’s story yesterday, but his comments remain on TheAntiBogan blog.

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