AFL great Dean Laidley makes statement after his comeback following ...

AFL legend Dean Laidley makes a vibrant statement after completing clinic treatment following arrest for 'stalking woman he met on Tinder with meth in his bra' Former AFL star Dean Laidley was arrested on May 2 in South Melbourne  Viral pictures showed Laidley dressed as a woman inside St Kilda police station On Tuesday he appeared in court after completing 28-day inpatient rehab The 53-year-old wore long, bright orange acrylic fingernails for the hearing 

By Alana Mazzoni For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:55 BST, 29 September 2020 | Updated: 05:56 BST, 29 September 2020

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Former AFL premiership player and coach Dean Laidley made a bold statement in a court appearance on Tuesday.

The 53-year-old appeared via video link at a hearing at Melbourne Magistrates Court, having completed a program at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.

At Tuesday's appearance, Laidley donned long, bright orange acrylic fingernails and sipped from a mug bearing the words 'Don't Worry Be Happy', the Herald Sun reported. 

At the time of his arrest on May 2, Laidley was illicitly photographed in custody while wearing a dress, with a long blonde wig and makeup.

Laidley is accused of trying to contact an estranged girlfriend more than 100 times in calls and texts between April 4 and May 2. 

The 53-year-old was arrested outside a home in south Melbourne on May 2 and was pictured wearing a dress (pictured) in an interview room at St Kilda Police Station at the time

The 53-year-old was arrested outside a home in south Melbourne on May 2 and was pictured wearing a dress (pictured) in an interview room at St Kilda Police Station at the time

The former AFL coach (left) has completed a 28-day inpatient treatment program at the alcohol and drug rehabilitation clinic

The former AFL coach (left) has completed a 28-day inpatient treatment program at the alcohol and drug rehabilitation clinic

The former North Melbourne coach's lawyer said Laidley had completed his treatment program at the clinic, and would continue treatment as an outpatient. 

Laidley, who began his AFL playing career with West Coast and was part of North Melbourne's 1996 premiership team, was charged with a series of offences in May including stalking and committing an indictable offence while on bail.

Police allege they found 0.43 grams of methamphetamine hidden in his bra. 

He was on police bail at the time after being charged on summons with

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