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Mifsud and Davey resolve race allegation issue

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 10 April, 2012 - 2:40 PM
Jason Mifsud

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.

 

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Blog comments Your Say

  • 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

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