Jamarra Ugle-Hagan has spoken out in defence of Mia Fevola after his girlfriend was 'slut-shamed' over their new relationship.
Fevola, the adopted daughter of AFL great Brendan Fevola, lashed out at trolls on Tuesday after copping some disgusting abuse about her relationship with rising AFL star Ugle-Hagan.
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Mia Fevola has dated a number of AFL players in recent times, including Richmond premiership hero Daniel Rioli and St Kilda player Josh Battle.
“Wow we’re slut shaming now, today of all days where hundreds & thousands of women across the nation marched for the right to be safe wherever they are & with whomever they are with, be it on a social scale or professional, this is precisely the toxic masculinity & culture we’re up against, you should be a shame (sic) of yourself for this comment," Mia wrote on Instagram alongside a screenshot of a troll's message.
On Wednesday, Western Bulldogs recruit Ugle-Hagan showed his support for Fevola with a touching social media post of his own.
“Appreciate the kind and thoughtful messages. It’s been a tough morning for a young woman, as she’s received a lot of attention, involving her personal life," the No.1 overall pick wrote.
“Nobody deserves to feel fearful and nervous about posting on any social media platform.
“You’re one of many strong women @mia.fev."
Brendan Fevola speaks out about daughter's treatment
"I’ve just read an article saying Mia Fevola’s been slut-shamed after going public with her new boyfriend. As a father that hurts a bit to read that," he said on the 'Fifi, Fev & Nick' show on 101.9 The Fox Melbourne.
"Blokes can do whatever they want. They can go and date girls and no one judges them. It’s a lad thing. But as soon as a girl does it...
“Mia’s been with a couple of football players. That’s OK. People date tradies. That’s their profession.
“Now she’s met this other guy, Jamarra. Great kid. Young boy. And they started dating before he even started playing football. He wasn’t drafted at all.
“Online yesterday, all the trolls that come out and pot people, and the key board warriors who are slut shaming my daughter - it’s just not on.”
Fevola said he and partner Alex initially questioned why Mia had gone public with the relationship, before changing their tune.
“As soon as she goes out and does something like that and posts a picture, you get idiots behind a keyboard – mostly men – hammering her," he said.
“As a father, that hurts. That hurts me that they think that of Mia. She can date whoever she wants, she can go out with whoever she wants, whenever she wants.
"She’s a 21-year-old girl. When we were 21 we were doing whatever we wanted.
“He’s a great kid, she’s a great girl, she’s smart, she’s got her own business, she studies, she’s got a degree … she can do what she wants.
“It just pisses me off that people can write that and say vile things online about any girl, not just Mia.”
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