Anthony Seibold has opened up on the “disappointing” way he found out about the vile rumours that circulated on social media about the former Broncos coach.
Seibold lodged an official complaint with police in September in an attempt to bring charges upon those responsible for the rumours.
Now he has joined Channel Nine’s Erin Molan in the fight against cyber-bullying with the pair appearing on a 60 Minutes special on Sunday night.
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“The very last message on social media was the one that probably upset me the most because it spoke about my daughter.”
In the lead-up to the program, Seibold spoke on 2GB on Saturday as he revealed just how he found out about the rumours.
“One of the most disappointing things is apparently the rumours were going around for a couple of weeks and no-one told me,” Seibold said.
“No one told me from the club, no one spoke to me.
“It was actually a friend of mine who’s a barrister at my daughter’s school here in Sydney and he actually gave me a call.”
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He said it came just after the then Broncos coach had a moment of relief when Brisbane beat the Bulldogs to snap a long losing streak.
“We had lost five or six games in a row and then we beat the Bulldogs and I remember getting in my car and having a text message to give him a call,” he said.
“He said I just thought I need to let you know that there’s some really bad rumours going around on social media about you and he said have you heard about it and I hadn’t.
“So that’s how I heard of it.”
Molan has been privately speaking to government officials in an attempt to create change in how online threats are dealt with.