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Candice Warner reveals AFL star Barry Hall 'threw a drink at her'


Candice Warner has revealed a rather unusual encounter with AFL legend Barry Hall. 

Appearing on her Triple M program, Dead Set Legends, on Saturday, the cricket WAG, who is married to David Warner, claimed that the former Sydney Swans player, 45, tossed a drink at her during a night out at Sydney’s Coogee Bay Hotel. 

‘It would have been maybe 15 years ago, could be more or less. At the Coogee Bay (Hotel) one night, and all of a sudden I had a drink thrown on me – by Barry Hall’ the 37-year-old said.

Speaking: Candice Warner (pictured) has revealed a rather unusual encounter with AFL legend Barry Hall

Speaking: Candice Warner (pictured) has revealed a rather unusual encounter with AFL legend Barry Hall

‘I’m telling you it came out of nowhere. He didn’t throw the glass, but he threw it. He seemed to think it was an accident, but it definitely wasn’t.

‘After that some of his teammates got him out here and took him elsewhere. But that was my encounter with big bad Barry.’

Her co-stars then asked Candice if perhaps Barry was attempting to childishly flirt with her. 

He did what? Appearing on her Triple M program, Dead Set Legends, on Saturday, the cricket WAG, who is married to David Warner, claimed that the former Sydney Swans player, 45, tossed a drink at her during a night out at Sydney's Coogee Bay Hotel. Barry Hall is pictured

He did what? Appearing on her Triple M program, Dead Set Legends, on Saturday, the cricket WAG, who is married to David Warner, claimed that the former Sydney Swans player, 45, tossed a drink at her during a night out at Sydney’s Coogee Bay Hotel. Barry Hall is pictured 

‘I don’t think he was trying to get my attention. I wasn’t with their group or anything like that at the time. Maybe it just happened to go on me. I wasn’t happy about it, that’s for sure,’ she added. 

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Barry Hall for comment. 

It after notorious hot-head Hall said his violent on-field outbursts during his turbulent career were the result of his failed relationship with his father during his bombshell interview on A Current Affair. 

The powerhouse full-forward, who played 289 games for St Kilda, the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs, revealed he had ‘cut ties’ with his boxing-trainer dad, Ray.

'All of a sudden I had a drink thrown on me – by Barry Hall. 'I'm telling you it came out of nowhere. He didn't throw the glass, but he threw it. He seemed to think it was an accident, but it definitely wasn't' she said. Pictured in 2001

‘All of a sudden I had a drink thrown on me – by Barry Hall. ‘I’m telling you it came out of nowhere. He didn’t throw the glass, but he threw it. He seemed to think it was an accident, but it definitely wasn’t’ she said. Pictured in 2001

'After that some of his teammates got him out here and took him elsewhere. But that was my encounter with big bad Barry' she added. Candice is pictured around 15 years ago

‘After that some of his teammates got him out here and took him elsewhere. But that was my encounter with big bad Barry’ she added. Candice is pictured around 15 years ago 

‘He wasn’t a loving, emotional, supportive dad, I was always looking for his approval,’ he said. 

Hall grew up in Broadford, north of Melbourne, where his dad wanted him to become a boxer, a sport Hall excelled in as a youngster – both in the ring and the schoolyard.  

Desperate for his father’s attention and approval growing up, Hall would pick fights in the playground so he could go home and tell his dad about his brawls.  

‘It’s mind boggling now, as I sit here as a father and think that was okay, and I thought that was a way of approval from him, it’s bizarre’ he said. 

History: Barry's reputation for aggression on-field saw him miss numerous weeks of his AFL career through suspensions. Pictured in 2006

History: Barry’s reputation for aggression on-field saw him miss numerous weeks of his AFL career through suspensions. Pictured in 2006

Past: Hall threatens Brisbane Lions player Chris Johnson during a match in August 2003. Hall's aggressive nature on the field was a hallmark of his career

Past: Hall threatens Brisbane Lions player Chris Johnson during a match in August 2003. Hall’s aggressive nature on the field was a hallmark of his career

Without any backing from his parents, Hall was selected to play for the Murray Bushrangers in Wangaratta when he was 16 before making his AFL debut for St Kilda in 1996.   

He kicked 746 goals in his career and captained the Sydney Swans to their first premiership in 72 years in 2005.

But the association of violence and approval was hard to shake and remained with him for much of his career. 

His 16-season career was highly controversial, with his aggressive playing style rubbing off into several incidents on the field, including his brutal blindsided punch to Brent Staker in 2008. 

Row: Barry Hall wrestles Michael Martyn of North Melbourne during the pre season Ansett Cup Grand Final in 1998. Hall was sacked from the Swans in 2009 after his conduct on the field led to a falling out with coach Paul Roos

Row: Barry Hall wrestles Michael Martyn of North Melbourne during the pre season Ansett Cup Grand Final in 1998. Hall was sacked from the Swans in 2009 after his conduct on the field led to a falling out with coach Paul Roos

Some of the s*** I did on-field was ridiculous, but when I sit back now it was all about approval. I’d drive up home and [my dad would] have that little smirk – that was his approval,’ Hall said. 

Hall was sacked from the Swans in 2009 after his conduct on the field led to a falling out with coach Paul Roos.

He signed with the Western Bulldogs for the final two seasons of his career, where he was treated for depression, before retiring in 2011.

Hall credits his wife Lauren Brant Hall, 33, with helping turn his life around.

Changes: Hall credits his wife Lauren (left) with helping turn his life around

 Changes: Hall credits his wife Lauren (left) with helping turn his life around

Lauren and Barry first met on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2015 but didn’t start dating until much later.

Within months of debuting their relationship, Lauren announced she was pregnant with their first child.

They went on to welcome their second child in May 2019 and their third child in November last year.

In June, the couple shocked fans when they announced they were secretly married in February 2021.

Family: Barry is pictured with his wife and three sons. Last June, the couple shocked fans when they announced they were secretly married in February 2021

Family: Barry is pictured with his wife and three sons. Last June, the couple shocked fans when they announced they were secretly married in February 2021

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