- From: Herald Sun
- August 08, 2014 12:42PM
Former Bandidos bikie Toby Mitchell, left, allegedly made threats from his car window.
UNDERWORLD figure Toby Mitchell is alleged to have verbally abused former AFL boss Andrew Demetriou during a chance encounter in suburban Melbourne.
The former bikie and kickboxer was seen yelling from his car window as he drove past Demetriou on High Street, Armadale, on July 28.
During his time as AFL chief executive, Demetriou had been a vocal critic of Mitchell‘s relationship with Richmond player Jake King, who last week announced his retirement.
The heavily tattooed Mitchell wound down the window of his red Jeep and allegedly said to Demetriou:
â€œHave you got anything to say about me face to face?â€
â€œYou had plenty to say on the footy show you (expletive)â€.
Andrew Demetriou stepped down from the AFL‘s top job earlier this year. Source: News Corp Australia
Demetriou was heard to reply that he had nothing to say. He appeared to pull out his phone after Mitchell‘s approach.
Demetriou played down the confrontation when questioned by the Herald Sun.
â€œI‘ve got no comment to make,â€ he said.
â€œI don‘t know where you are getting that information from.â€
People who know Mitchell believe it was simply a chance encounter rather than a contrived attempt to intimidate the former footy boss, who joined the Crown casino board last week.
In February, Demetriou slammed King‘s ongoing association with the heavily tattooed career criminal Mitchell, urging King to stop spending time with him.
â€œIn my view, Brendon Gale and the Richmond Football Club should counsel Jake King (that) he should seriously think about who he associates with.â€
He made the comments in the context of his concerns about organised crime infiltrating sport.