Former AFL player Travis Varcoe reveals the reason why he would never take his ...

'It breaks your heart': Former AFL player Travis Varcoe reveals the REVOLTING reason why he would never take his kids to the footy

By Louise Starkey For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 10:22 GMT, 7 January 2021 | Updated: 10:28 GMT, 7 January 2021

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He's starring on the latest season of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

And on Thursday night's episode of the TV show, former AFL player Travis Varcoe revealed he would 'hate' taking his children to a football game, after falling victim to horrific racial slurs.

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The 32-year-old told TV host Grant Denyer, 43, he still vividly remembers being called a 'monkey or a chimp' - and that it 'bloody hurts' seeing people attempt to ruin his image on social media. 

Absolutely heartbreaking: Former AFL player Travis Varcoe (pictured), 32, has revealed he would 'hate' taking his children to a football game, after falling victim to horrific racial slurs

Absolutely heartbreaking: Former AFL player Travis Varcoe (pictured), 32, has revealed he would 'hate' taking his children to a football game, after falling victim to horrific racial slurs

'I think one called me a monkey or a chimp,' he said. 'There was a Facebook page that had "petrol sniffer" with my face on it... It hurts. It bloody hurts.'

While Travis admitted to having developed a 'thick skin', he said the personal attacks were the ones he wanted to shield his family from.

'When there's personal attacks and your partner or you kids have to read that, it breaks your heart,' he divulged to Grant.

'It's quite difficult to sort of talk about it because you don't want to see your loved ones go through something like that.

'It's quite difficult to sort of talk about it': Travis told TV host Grant Denyer (left), 43, he vividly remembered being called a 'monkey or a chimp' - and that it 'bloody hurts' seeing people attempt to ruin his image on social media

'It's quite difficult to sort of talk about it': Travis told TV host Grant Denyer (left), 43, he vividly remembered being called a 'monkey or a chimp' - and that

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