'Coming for you': Banned Eagle Willie Rioli's pledge to prove 'doubters' wrong

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
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West Coast Eagles star Willie Rioli (pictured) celebrating after a goal.
West Coast Eagles star Willie Rioli (pictured) has hit out at his 'doubters' and vowed to prove them wrong. (Getty Images)

Banned West Eagles player Willie Rioli has tweeted and deleted a video, which he vows to prove the ‘doubters’ wrong after the ASADA investigation is concluded.

Rioli faces a suspension of up to four years after returning an adverse analytical finding for urine substitution in a routine ASADA test in 2019.

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The Eagles premiership winner has remained quiet about the alleged urine sample incident and waits for answers.

He returned to training with the Eagles in January, before the coronavirus pandemic suspended the AFL season, after the club confirmed under the rules he is allowed to train with the squad until ASADA’s conclusion into the allegations against him.

But, per The West Australian, Rioli has deleted an Instagram post where he called out his ‘doubters’ and vowed to prove them wrong.

“Call it how you want!” Rioli wrote alongside the Instagram video.

“I’m not complaining or hiding away from my mistake!

“We aren’t done yet I’m coming for Yous #doubters [sic].

“Iv [sic] never needed to cheat check my family footy resume !”

The caption to Willie Rioli's deleted Instagram post. (Image: The West Australian/Instagram)
The caption to Willie Rioli's deleted Instagram post. (Image: The West Australian/Instagram)

Rioli thanks club for support

Rioli deleted the video, but The West Australian republished the video on their site.

The video showed highlights of Rioli’s career so far, AFL general counsel Andrew Dillon, as well as Eagles teammates and coaches.

Back in January, Rioli expressed his thanks to the club for their support and how happy he was to be back training with teammates.