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Argument erupts over Gillon McLachlan’s advice for Dane Swan

An argument has erupted over Gillon McLachlan’s response to the scandal involving Dane Swan, with Collingwood great Tony Shaw leading the charge.

Shaw branded the AFL chief executive’s comments “totally inappropriate and unwarranted”.

Speaking on 3AW Mornings, McLachlan said Swan had clearly been wronged by whoever leaked the video.

However, he raised eyebrows with his next comment.

“Just don’t get yourself in that situation,” McLachlan said.

“I know that’s challenging and people do what they do, but ultimately, that’s all you can do.”

Shaw couldn’t believe what he heard.

“Totally inappropriate and unwarranted from Gil,” the premiership captain said.

“This wasn’t Swanny’s fault, at all.

“He (McLachlan) should have supported him like he would have if you reserved the roles – male and female.”

Neil Mitchell also weighed into the debate.

“What happened to Dane Swan was wrong and nobody – male or female – should have to put up with that type of intrusion but I’m a little amused by some of his mates, could they be misogynist mates, who are being outraged on his behalf,” the 3AW Mornings host said.

“I didn’t hear a lot of outrage when a young woman had her privacy brutalised by that Richmond player who photographed her topless and then circulated the photograph.”

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