Feared former bikie boss Toby Mitchell has taken an extraordinary public swipe at the outlaw club that booted him from the top job.
Mitchell, 45, hit Instagram overnight to post an apparent warning to the Mongols, which expelled him on April 1.
Positioned at the centre of a posse of burly blokes, some of them former Mongols, Mitchell tagged the photo in capital letters: ‘What the f**k did you think would happen’.
Toby Mitchell – third front from right – hit social media to take a swipe at his former club
Toby Mitchell has hit Instagram to take a swipe at his former club
Sam ‘The Punisher’ Abdulrahim featured in the Instagram photo with Mitchell
The photo appears to have been snapped along Melbourne’s Southbank – a mere stone’s throw from Mitchell’s highrise home.
Among those featured in the photo are the gang’s former national sergeant-at-arms Mark Balsillie and and boxer Sam ‘The Punisher’ Abdulrahim.
Both men had been unceremoniously booted from the Mongols just days after Mitchell was shown the door.
Abdulrahim had once been mates with the now dead gangster Nabil ‘Mad Lebo’ Maghnie, who himself was suspected of trying to murder Mitchell outside Doherty’s Gym back in 2011.
The menacing boxer, who was jailed for culpable driving after causing the death of an 88 year old woman while speeding in his Ferrari – had been sitting with Kadir Ors at a bus stop in September 2016 when George Marrogi turned-up and started shooting.
Ors was killed but Abdulrahim walked away without not so much as a scratch.
Marrogi, who was jailed for 32 years over the Ors hit, remains the head of the Notorious Crime Family gang.
Mitchell has made a lifetime of criminal connections after initially rising to the rank of sergeant-at-arms with the Bandidos.
He has been shot a whopping seven times over the years in separate shootings and now requires dozens of medications just to continue getting out of bed in the morning.
When not being shot, Mitchell likes to post photos to his 300,000-plus Instagram followers – recently posting a video of a barber rubbing lotion into his tattooed mug.
Nabil ‘The Mad Lebo’ Maghnie was once suspected of shooting Toby Mitchell. He was killed years later in a hail of bullets
Gang boss George Marrogi has been linked to mates of Toby Mitchell
Dozens of Mongols have reportedly left the club in recent times, with underworld insiders suggesting the club is doomed.
The angst reportedly began when a bunch of Queenslanders took control of the club last month.
Just days ago Daily Mail Australia reported Melbourne was on the cusp of an all out gangland war the likes it has not seen since the infamous Underbelly War.
Between January 1998 and August 2010 36 Melbourne underworld figures were murdered.
An underworld insider told Daily Mail Australia Melbourne was experiencing arguably ‘the most unstable period since the gangland war on numerous fronts’.
‘The emergence of Marrogis NCF and his prison bust on conspiracy charges has all sorts of implications. There is lot of money at stake, a lot of drugs, huge money,’ he said.
A barber massages Toby Mitchell’s head in a bizarre Instagram post
Toby Mitchell has more than 300,000 Instagram followers
Mitchell rates himself as a bit of a fashion icon when not dodging bullets
Recent turmoil among Australia’s bikie gangs has seen Comancheros boss Mick Murray charged over the 2019 murder of Mitat Rasimi and just days ago his likely successor shot in Sydney.
Tarek Zahed remains in hospital after being shot up to 10 times in a busy Sydney gym in an ambush that claimed the life of his brother Omar Zahed.
The arrest of hundreds of crooks around Australia in June last year has created a further vacuum in Melbourne’s underworld.
Authorities sensationally carried out the country’s biggest ever organised crime bust, announcing 224 people had been arrested as a result of an elaborate sting using technology designed by the FBI.
While Mitchell is not expected to begin rolling with a new bikie gang, the Instagram post suggests he has no immediate plans to commence a regular day job.
‘It’s been decades since its been this unstable. And you just have to take a look at Sydney,’ the insider said.
‘I mean they’re not going to go and get jobs at Bunnings, are they.’