By Brett Lackey For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 10:28 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 10:41 BST, 1 October 2019
Beau Ryan has stepped in to defend Erin Molan after she was was targeted by Trolls over reports she is locked in a bitter feud with NRL great Andrew Johns - adding that social media attacks have left her 'broken'.
Keyboard warriors took aim at Molan after reports suggested an 'awkward' falling out between the herself and Johns was the reason the rugby league immortal has been absent from Chanel Nine's Friday night football commentary team.
Ryan has worked with both Molan and Johns, before he recently signed to host a new series of The Amazing Race at 10.
The 34-year-old said it was 'bullsh**' to blame Molan for a call made by Nine's head of sport Tom Malone and the channel's management.
'I've been really close to Erin since she started and have so much respect for her. You've got to remember she was one of the first women to come in and work in NRL,' Ryan told News Corp.
Beau Ryan (cpitured with partner Kara Orell) has stepped in to defend Erin Molan amid claims she is feuding with NRL great Andrew Johns - adding that years of trolling on social media has left her 'broken'
Molan (pictured with Sean Ogilvy) has been targeted on social media with some blaming a reported 'feud' with Johns
Ryan and Molan became friends while they worked together on The Footy Show
Andrew Johns and Caroline Mahoney arrive ahead of the 2019 NRL Hall of Fame at Carriageworks on August 14, 2019
He explained when he was growing up there were no women in the rugby league world - in commentary