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Gillon McLachlan responds to Footy Show tirade from Sam Newman

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AFL boss Gillon McLachlan has rejected claims from Sam Newman the league’s officials are “political whores.”

Newman launched a tirade on The Footy Show on Thursday night, accusing a “sycophantic” AFL of telling people how to vote in the postal survey on same-sex marriage.

Speaking on 3AW Mornings, McLachlan said that wasn’t the case at all.

The league has been outspoken in its support for a ‘yes’ vote.

“We’re not telling anybody what to do,” he said.

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The league’s chief executive said the AFL respected and understood all views on the issue.

“But I don’t believe we’re grandstanding, I don’t believe we’re political whores,” he said.

By JAKE BOURKE

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