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- Julie on Hird gagged and no match-day role It would seem that at last Essendon has made a wise decision in overseeing James Hird's behaviour and interaction in the ... more
- JohnTurner on Hird gagged and no match-day role James Hird is an Essendon FC icon. As such he should be the one saying when and what he should talk to the media when his ... more
- Liz Baker on Hird gagged and no match-day role Ridiculous to even report. This has always been the case from the start. A non story. more
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- Colin Lacivita on Open (radio) Mike with Matthew Lloyd 3AW is the best thank you for posting the Matthew Lloyd interview online. A few months ago Mike Sheahan interviewed Leigh ... more
- Don Rigaldi on Open (radio) Mike with Matthew Lloyd Where are you lloyd how are the saints going. more
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- Matt on Brian Taylor stands down from ... Apologising to the player is beside the point. How about an apology to the thousands of gay kids struggling with their ... more
- Kevin Weston on Brian Taylor stands down from ... Once again we see ignorance and out of date comments, from the so-called superior male club, with Brian Taylor's public ... more
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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