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Ross Lyon Says He “Holds No Fear” Over Misconduct Allegations

Club backed him at a presser

Ross Lyon Says He “Holds No Fear” Over Misconduct Allegations Image: Getty

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says he "holds no fear" about allegations against him, while the club backed him amid rumours about his future at the Dockers.

The club held a press conference today, attended by a large amount of the backroom staff.

Club President Dale Alcock said that Freo have not considered sacking Lyon.

"Ross is our coach and when asked if we contemplated any change to that, my answer was no,“ he said.

Lyon himself spoke to the press and addressed the allegations of misconduct levelled against against.

“I understand there is a lot of hurt occurring to our club, our members and partners and the wider AFL,” Lyon said.

“In particular, my family, the complainant, and other people with the allegations being aired.

“This really saddens me and I’m really sorry to see this.

“However, I’m not in a position to comment on this any further due to strict privacy that was requested by all parties."

Lyon said that he the allegations that surfaced last night do not worry him.

“Regarding the second allegations that were aired last night, there has been no compliant lodged and I encourage anyone who is aggrieved to go through the AFL integrity unit or any official authority where it is appropriate, as this is fair for all concerned.

“I hold no fears.

“This is important as I’ve built a strong reputation over 22 years of coaching in the AFL that I am proud of and I will continue to protect it.

“It saddens me, not for myself in particular, but for everyone involved and everyone who has been drawn in.

“It’s a really difficult situation but at no stage have I questioned my coaching and commitment to this club.”