NO wonder players don’t want to say anything any more.
I had to feel for Jack Riewoldt this week after he got hammered for talking about Richmond’s gameplan in a press conference in Melbourne.
All he did was tell the truth and got slammed for it and almost got dropped as a result.
What a joke!
He didn’t bag anyone and was just speaking his mind about how things are going.
Isn’t that what we want from our players?
There’s no point saying everything is hunky dory when it’s not.
Richmond is going terribly.
And the fans want some answers.
He was just trying to explain what was going on and how the club was trying to fix it.
I was glad to see Leigh Matthews come out and say Damien Hardwick had made a mistake by having a go at Jack publicly — he’s a gun forward who is out of form.
The poor bloke was jumping fences yesterday to get away from the press.
The media arc up when players don’t say anything, yet jump all over them when they do.
It really annoys me.