Big Mal calms down


COLOUR­FUL for­mer Rich­mond hard­man Mal Brown has sold his Hawthorn East home to make a seachange. RT Edgar di­rec­tor Glen Coutinho han­dled last month’s $2.6 mil­lion pri­vate sale of the fourbed­room home at 59 Leura Grove.

Mr Coutinho said Brown and wife Kay had asked for a long set­tle­ment pe­riod and were plan­ning to move to the coast next year.

Brown, 69, played for the Tigers in 1974 but missed the team’s Grand Fi­nal vic­tory af­ter be­ing sus­pended for throw­ing the ball at an um­pire.

He also played for East Perth, Clare­mont and South Fre­man­tle in the WANFL be­fore turn­ing his hand to coach­ing. Brown’s on-field in­dis­cre­tions earned him reg­u­lar trips to the tri­bunal and he has courted con­tro­versy off the field too over the years over racial and sex­ist com­ments.

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