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Sport 'Show them up': V'landys goes to bat for Latrell

14:17  25 may  2020
14:17  25 may  2020 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

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Peter V ' landys is an Australian horse racing administrator. He is the chief executive and a board member of Racing New South Wales (Racing NSW)

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NRL saviour Peter V'landys has gone in to bat for Rabbitohs star Latrell Mitchell as a highly scrutinised six months looks set to climax in a blockbuster clash with his old club the Roosters on Friday night.

a close up of Latrell Mitchell smiling for the camera: Peter V'landys has heaped praise on Latrell Mitchell. © Getty Peter V'landys has heaped praise on Latrell Mitchell.

Mitchell endured a media storm through the off-season sparked by his highly publicised move to Redfern, a switch to fullback and vile racist attacks on social media.

The youngster also found himself under strong criticism when he was photographed alongside Storm star Josh Addo-Carr on a camping trip, flouting social distancing measures during lockdown.

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Footage has since emerged showing him dancing with the girls moments earlier. The video, which was posted to Tik Tok but has since been deleted, showed Cleary performing two dances with the group. They pair have also been charged by NSW Police after videos emerged of them with guns.

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With the game resuming this weekend, Mitchell's roller coaster six-months will seemingly reach D-Day when he clashes against his old club the Roosters on Friday night.

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While many may use the result to lay judgment on Mitchell's off-field moves, V'landys had nothing but adoration for the way the talent has held himself under huge amounts of pressure, as he spoke on a meeting he had with the youngster over the summer.

"I feel sympathy for Latrell Mitchell," V'landys told Nine's Danny Weidler. "He's a 22 year-old kid, you've got to remember that, and he's pulled in every direction.

"When you're successful, people want to have a piece of you. Latrell is very successful and he's a very good footballer, and unfortunately that comes with the territory.

"He's shown his character in my eyes already by not being pulled apart by all these people. It's tough, only he knows how tough it's been.

a female football player on a field: South Sydney Rabbitohs teammates say Latrell Mitchell is primed for a massive season after impressing during the pre-season training sessions © Provided by Wide World of Sports South Sydney Rabbitohs teammates say Latrell Mitchell is primed for a massive season after impressing during the pre-season training sessions

"I could tell when I met him, that it was tough on him. It was hard. If I was a 22-year-old and had to go through all that pressure, I wouldn't handle it. I think he's handled it better than most."

Asked whether the league's gaze would mainly fixed on Mitchell amid it's resumption, V'landys said: "I hope so, he's a star player.

"Let him play the game that he loves and show them up."

The Rabbitohs kick off against the Roosters on Friday night at 7:55pm from Bankwest Stadium.

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Kyle Flanagan appeared to pay tribute to his former teammate Bronson Xerri when he threw up an X symbol.Flanagan crossed over under the posts following a well placed grubber from Brett Morris which extended the Roosters' lead at the time.

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