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- Ben on Something's rotten in the state of AFL Our house hold of 6 have given the game away this year and the kids have enjoyed not following football, we do other family ... more
- Matt on Something's rotten in the state of AFL As the world opens up people can actually see what a boring irrelevant sport AFL is. The standard is terrible as the talent ... more
- Stephen on Something's rotten in the state of AFL They've forgotten and ignored the fans. Its all about the TV dollar. At your peril!! more
- Changed on Something's rotten in the state of AFL Haven't been to an AFL game this season and have not put the Pay TV Footy channel on either. Have been attending Melbourne ... more
- bushiepete on Something's rotten in the state of AFL dont worry we tried to tell you all last year its all to expensive.. our mob now follows the local country sides and ... more
- poppitt on Something's rotten in the state of AFL Dear Caroline, you have added to the smell, your one sided views on coaches and players is horrid. The prices have risen ... more
- Bruce on Something's rotten in the state of AFL Could not agree more. We terminated our AFL memberships two years ago and joined the Rebels.A dam side better and more ... more
- bc on Marley Williams avoids jail just proves it again you can do anything you like as long as you are an AFL footballer more
- ian on Marley Williams avoids jail This has to be a joke. HA-HA-HA. more
- jgl Melb on Is Tom Elliott Carlton's chosen one? So does this mean Caaaarlton will have beige included into their colours? more
- Craig on Put the Aussie back into Aussie Rules One word BUMP!!!! It's one of the pillars of the AFL game and it's being hacked down by the commission! Doesn't stop them ... more
- David Williams on Put the Aussie back into Aussie Rules I cant stand watching this game of tackle anymore, it is a bloody joke, with players jumping into one anothers backsand ... more
- GIW on Carlton lack quality kids: Lloyd Yes,Caaarltons recruiting has been not good. Perhaps if they finish last on the ladder they could get a select recruit but ... more
- ccc on Worst crowds for 20 years Good and I hope they are down all year.The AFL want to screw the grass roots supporter by charging more for "premium" games ... more
- Gazza on Lloyd: Thanks for your service, Fletch A true legend..... more
- David T. on 'It's all about James Hird' Has it occurred to Caroline Wilson, that the middle letter of MCG is "C", for Cricket; not "F" for Football? more
- Steve on 'It's all about James Hird' Dog with a bone...Hird is probably frustrated because he cannot speak to defend himself against some fairly ordinary and ... more
- Stephen on 'It's all about James Hird' James Hird says he is counting down the days. Then says I think its less than 6 months now?Either you are counting or not! more
- Paul on 'It's all about James Hird' Really Caro, enough is enough, let it go for heavens sake.This saga is defining you, its no longer just reporting the facts ... more
- Ned on 'It's all about James Hird' Andrew, Get your facts straight James has been charged with bad governance, and punished, ( he would rather be coaching his ... more
Mifsud and Davey resolve race allegation issue
Following last week's AFL race allegation debacle, Jason Mifsud conceded Aaron Davey never told him that Mark Neeld was treating indigenous players differently in Melbourne's pre-season player meetings.
Davey and Mifsud met today and issued a joint statement, saying "Jason now accepts that Aaron didn’t say the words that were published by Grant Thomas and Jason has apologised to Aaron for putting him in the situation where those words were published."
“I have apologised to Aaron personally for the distress this has caused him and his family and I am pleased we were able to fully discuss the matter,” Jason Mifsud said.
Aaron Davey said there was clearly a misunderstanding following the pair's conversation.
Jason is a man I trust and respect and I look forward to working with him in the future,” Aaron Davey said.
SPORTS TODAY: Caroline Wilson insists Jason Mifsud would not have fabricated the allegations that Mark Neeld treated indigenous players differently, but said Mifsud is currently “looking like a loose cannon.”
AFL's APOLOGY: AFL Community Engagement Manager Jason Mifsud has apologised for leaking the claim that Demons coach mark Neeld treated indigenous players differently. AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou said Mifsud had been reprimanded for his actions.
This "result" is a perfect example of paternalistic head patting followed by "now go away there's nothing to see".jgl Melb Wednesday 11 April, 2012 - 9:24 AM
How about an apology from Caroline Wilson as well.Gloria Tuesday 10 April, 2012 - 5:27 PM
This whole debacle is turning into an episode of verbal gymnastics that would put some of our parasites,oops, politicians to shame.And the most insulting aspect of it all is that the authors of same expect us,the plebs,to believe it.jgl Melb Tuesday 10 April, 2012 - 3:50 PM
Mifsud has to go. The AFL has to act. How can his position in the AFL continue after this? He may not have fabricated the story but he certainly got the facts wrong and if he can't be trusted on that level then his tenure must be terminated.john Tuesday 10 April, 2012 - 3:09 PM