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Dustin Martin says AFL shop talk is “fake news”


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    Dustin Martin and Donald Trump have at least two things in common – distinctive haircuts and not much love for journalists.

    The AFL star again referred to the US President’s “fake media” accusation in response to more speculation about whether he would stay at Richmond beyond this season.

    Martin and Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe are the standouts among players who become eligible for free agency at the end of the season.

    On Monday night, the Channel Nine Footy Classified program claimed that Martin’s manager Ralph Carr was shopping him to other clubs.

    That prompted a Twitter response from Martin, which was then deleted.

    “More fake news on TV tonight on me and my manager by a footy journo … real fake news … no idea,” Martin tweeted.

    Martin also went to Twitter and derisively wrote of fake news two months ago.

    It was in response to reporting of a media call, when he walked away as journalists kept asking questions about his contract situation.

    That tweet is also no longer on his account.

    Martin and Fyfe are restricted free agents, meaning that if they do want to leave, their current clubs has first right of refusal over rival offers.

    If a restricted free agent wants out and his current club matches the offer, the player must go into the draft or try to negotiate a trade.

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    The Crowd Says (5)

    • May 17th 2017 @ 10:21am
      Pasta Bob said | May 17th 2017 @ 10:21am | ! Report

      The proper way to refer to a head of state is by using their title before their name. It is disrespectful and silly to write about a head of state the way you did. Carry on recruit.

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        May 17th 2017 @ 10:35am
        TomC said | May 17th 2017 @ 10:35am | ! Report

        No, let’s not do that.

      • May 17th 2017 @ 12:12pm
        Milo said | May 17th 2017 @ 12:12pm | ! Report

        What state is Dusty head of ?

      • May 19th 2017 @ 2:07pm
        Philby said | May 19th 2017 @ 2:07pm | ! Report

        People are generally given the respect they deserve.

    • May 19th 2017 @ 10:48am
      Scott said | May 19th 2017 @ 10:48am | ! Report

      The guy is a dickhead from the other side of the world. He hasn’t earned any respect

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