Second person charged in alleged assault on retired North Melbourne AFL star Jack Ziebell, which required facial reconstruction surgery
- Ziebell retired from the Kangaroos effective immediately
- Had his farewell game at the weekend
- Was allegedly attacked by a group of men in a bar in South Yarra
A second man has been charged in an alleged assault on AFL player Jack Ziebell.
The North Melbourne star was celebrating his retirement at a bar in South Yarra early Sunday morning when he was allegedly attacked by a group of men.
Ziebell is believed to have been pushed onto Commercial Road around 1am before being punched in the face and kicked.
The 32-year-old spent the night in hospital undergoing facial reconstruction.
After the alleged attack at a South Yarra bar on Sunday morning, Ziebell has returned with his face bandaged and bloodied
The Kangaroos’ Jack Ziebell kisses his mother after playing his final game for North Melbourne after retiring from the AFL
The Kangaroos’ Ziebell and daughter Pippa said goodbye to the crowd in North Melbourne ahead of the alleged attack on the former AFL star
Investigators earlier this week charged a 21-year-old man from Narre Warren with brawling, in which he intentionally caused assault and assault with kicks.
A second man, a 29-year-old from Narre Warren, has also been charged with racketeering.
Both were released on bail and had to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court in October.
North Melbourne Football Club confirmed Ziebell’s facial surgery was successful and he is on the road to recovery.
He played 280 games for the Kangaroos and was the club’s captain for six years.
Ziebell was eliminated from the AFL on Saturday, and Richmond legends Trent Cotchin and Jack Riewoldt were also eliminated in the same game as the Tigers won by 29 points.