AFL footballer Marc Murphy has defended his wife, model Jessie Murphy (nee Habermann), after on-field sledging “overstepped the mark”.
St Kilda footballers admitted to making derogatory comments during Saturday’s match towards the Carlton captain, though did not say if they were about a rumoured relationship between Ms Murphy and former footballer Wayne Carey that both parties strongly deny.
The comments, which Mr Carey denied were about him, sparked a massive brawl between the two sides at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.
On Monday, Mr Murphy addressed the incident and the “highly inappropriate” comments that followed.
“I would like to respond to highly inappropriate social media commentary that has escalated in the past few days,” Mr Murphy said in a statement shared on Twitter.