A SUPER League star has slammed ‘derogatory and disgusting’ comments made about him and his family.

Leeds Rhinos player Richie Myler, from Widnes, took to Instagram to call out trolls who have been talking about him on the social media website Tattle.Life.

The platform brands itself as a commentary website on public business social media accounts, ‘allowing commentary and critiques of people that choose to monetise their personal life as a business and release it into the public domain’.

It adds that it has a zero-tolerance policy to any content that is abusive, hateful or harmful, and a team of moderators working 24/7 to remove any content that breaks its strict rules, often in minutes.

In his Instagram post, Myler said: “For over 12 months there has been several individuals who have felt the need to write derogatory and disgusting comments about me and my family on this awful website.

“This is not just people having an opinion on somebody else's life choices, these 4,000 comments (all by the same six or seven accounts) are harmful and sickening.

“Three accounts have been successfully uncovered, and thanks to North Yorkshire Police, which is taking this very seriously, are now been fully investigated as an open case.

“If anyone on here has any information on this, please direct message me or contact North Yorkshire Police. Thanks”

The 33-year-old eight-cap former England international plays in the full back and halves, and counts Widnes, Salford, Warrington and Catalans Dragons among his former clubs.