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Richmond chief slams ‘outrageous’ treatment of Tom Lynch

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Richmond chief executive Brendon Gale has launched a passionate defence of Tom Lynch, saying the key forward has been criticised “like he’s Ivan Milat”.

Speaking on Sportsday, Gale said he was disappointed “but not surprised” to see Lynch summoned to the tribunal on Monday night following a clash with Essendon’s Michael Hurley.

Lynch has been fined on three occasions this year.

Despite that, Gale said criticism of Lynch had been over the top in recent weeks.

“It’s just outrageous,” he said.

“I really can’t believe it.

“It’s like he’s (serial killer) Ivan Milat.

“I really can’t comprehend why and where it comes from.”

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