Harrison Petty Wiki – Harrison Petty Biography
Australian soccer league star Harrison Petty recently broke down in tears after a brutal statement from rival Brisbane captain Dayne Zorko, 33, who said: “I hope your mother dies.” However, the mother of the young Melbourne Demons gun, Karen Petty, has quashed all claims that she has cancer. Many fans wondered how the 22-year-old Petty could be so upset about a sled on the football field.
Several AFL political commentators claimed that Petty’s mother, Karen, was “terminally ill” with cancer, upsetting the young footballer who was already upset about his “illness”. The Adelaide Thunderbirds netball team, co-captained by Petty’s sister Hannah, also held their first cancer fundraiser in early August with The Longest Table, and Hannah posed for photos in a team uniform.
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Harrison Petty is 22 years old.
Karen, on the other hand, was working behind a desk at a hardware store in the family’s hometown of Wudinna on Thursday, August 25, looking healthy. “It’s all rumours,” she replied when asked about reports that she was terminally ill, according to the Daily Mail. “I don’t have cancer,” she said with an amused smile. Petty’s father, Simon, also stated that his wife was not ill, though both refused to discuss Zorko’s situation, reveal what was said, or explain why his son was upset.
For generations, the family has lived in the small town of 550 on the Eyre Peninsula, about seven hours from Adelaide. The Petty family were local sports royalty long before the defender lifted the AFL Premier Cup last season. Karen is one of the greatest female basketball players in Eyre history, having played for Wudinna United’s Grade A team for 18 seasons and won 13 premierships as well as nine club and three league awards for best and fairer.
She spent the last decade helping the club as a coach and logistical organizer after her playing days were over. Her last two titles were shared with her daughter Hannah, 25, who is now co-captain of the Thunderbirds in the Super Netball league. Petty was selected by Melbourne in the third round of the 2017 draft and was named the winner of the Harold Ball Memorial Trophy for the Demons’ first season best player in 2019.
The bobsled sparked a heated debate between Melbourne and Brisbane directors of football Alan Richardson and Danny Daly, before Zorko took on various demons full-time. Melbourne said on Saturday, August 20, that it accepted the Lions’ apology and was happy to put the matter to rest after Petty and Zorko had a heart-to-heart after the game.
“I apologized to Harrison for the inappropriate comment I made to him,” Zorko said. “I am sorry for my actions and take full responsibility for the harm caused to Harrison, his family and Melbourne Football Club. On reflection, I understand that I need to be a better leader and I have spoken with the club who have reinforced this,” he added, according to the Daily Mail.
Despite multiple calls for the AFL to investigate the Brisbane star’s comments and summon him to a court of law, the league has taken no action. Many AFL fans and pundits were outraged at Zorko’s lack of punishment, believing he would send a message that such comments were acceptable. Zorko then claimed that he wasn’t the only one who engaged in sleazy pranks during the match and that he was provoked on the sled.