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Farah endures more Twitter abuse

Robbie Farah's crusade against cyber trolls might have earned him a meeting with the Prime Minister but it also sparked further online abuse.


The Wests Tigers captain was today the target of fresh attacks on social media site Twitter and chose to republish some of the abusive comments, he said, "to highlight the problems society faces."


"Sorry mate unfortunately for u I ain't going anywhere," Farah wrote in response to the user, who sent four tweets to the footballer under the name Nathan Elliott Gray.

At least one of the comments again referred to Farah's late mother, Sonia, while another called him a "football playing fuck."


"If you don't want people abusing you, you shouldn't have been a bully in high school," Gray continued.


Farah made national headlines this week after calling on Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the police to step in to stop vicious online trolls and commenters.

He was sent an offensive message referring to his late mother and took to Twitter to ask for help.


NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell lent his support to Farah's appeal on Sunday, while the Prime Minister's office yesterday contacted Wests Tigers to set up a meeting between the footballer and Ms Gillard.


Much of the online reaction to Farah's comments was positive, with some people reaching out to him for advice.


"Hey Robbie, I'm having a similar problem... Who have you contacted that I could speak to," one user asked.


Farah replied: "speak to police mate if they don't leave you alone."



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