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Dustin Martin

achillesjones

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When Balmy said that Dusty 'doesn't talk to us either', it was only partly tongue in cheek. A sad way to end his career if we get two more years of being sent to Coventry.
 
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UKTiger

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Same with any worldwide press coverage. The better the player, the higher profile player, the player fans love, the more the gutter press will try to bring them down
 
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turk-d-tiger

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Next time Robbo asks why Dusty doesnt talk to the media we should just reply he has just had a shower

they might get the drift
 
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graystar1

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This is what I have just emailed to the RFC.

Good afternoon.
Surely it is time for the club to do something to stop this almost constant villifying of Dustin.
Some in the media seems intent on tarnishing him and therefore by association the RFC.
Would love the club to stand up for Dusty and call these media "personalities" to account.
This is the reply from the club. Not very inspiring
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Media are getting sloppy. It’s been a couple of months now since Dusty has said anything. Why are there no stories about him wanting to leave yet?
 
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Berwick boy

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The whole article peeps,




It’s a funny world we all navigate.
What’s right and wrong, what’s image or real, who complains and why?

In the AFL, Dustin Martin has mostly always let his football do the talking.

He doesn’t talk to print media, he doesn’t do radio interviews, this season he gave away on-ground TV sound bites, and the Tigers would probably love Martin to do more publicity for the club.

He is a footballer, and that’s been the customary refrain from the Tigers: It’s just the way he is.

Except, of course, when he’s flogging jocks or books, or whatever else he puts his name to.

Then, someone writes a bunch of cliche-rich copy, puts his name to the quotes, and bingo, there’s your Dusty story.

But it seems not even the AFL can do that with Dusty. Last week, colleague Jon Ralph revealed Martin had escaped punishment for touching a topless woman on the breast at an end-of-season drink in 2015.

Nothing to see here, said the AFL, although AFL boss Gillon McLachlan did call it a poor look when the video surfaced in early September. Nothing from Dusty, mind you.


Not a single contrived quote from a champion of the game and a hero to tens of thousands of kids.

Stills from a video circulating that appears to show Dustin Martin groping a partially naked women. Picture: Supplied

Stills from a video circulating that appears to show Dustin Martin groping a partially naked women. Picture: Supplied
Stills from a video circulating that appears to show Dustin Martin groping a partially naked women. Picture: Supplied

Stills from a video circulating that appears to show Dustin Martin groping a partially naked women. Picture: Supplied
Not a cracker. Two days after the Martin story was made public, Richmond’s AFLW player Jess Hosking was publicly shamed by the AFL for having “kill bitches’’ written on her shoulder tape, which she wore into the final against North Melbourne.

Kids in Year 8 write worse things on a plaster cast for a mate’s broken arm.

Nevermind, the Tigers were issued with a “please explain” from the AFL.

The league called it an “inappropriate message”, and Hosking and the Tigers received an official warning.

In a further public hammering, Hosking wrote a letter of apology to the AFL, a move the AFL was inclined to share with the footy world.

“Hosking was extremely remorseful and deeply disappointed in her actions,” the AFL said in a statement.

Hosking was let down by footy, or the self-righteous image police controlling footy.

From day one of the AFLW competition, Jess and her sister Sarah have been a part of the pin-up brigade, not at Dusty’s level mind you, but if you follow AFLW you know the Hosking girls.

Richmonds Jess Hosking with her shoulder strapping . Picture by Michael Klein

Richmonds Jess Hosking with her shoulder strapping . Picture by Michael Klein
They have promoted the bejesus out of the sport, yet the AFL deemed it necessary to make an example of Jess, to make her grovel.

Kill bitches? And that demanded an “extremely remorseful’’ and “deeply disappointed’’ response.

What did she do, actually kill someone?

Meanwhile, Dusty gropes away and there’s nothing from the AFL, not even a bulldust comment from Martin, saying he apologises for his actions and, hey, kids, don’t do what I do.
When it comes to image damage, who knows exactly what punishment fits the crime.

Both were poor looks for the sport, but only one of them, Jess Hosking, was publicly held to account.

 
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Little Ziggyadee

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The whole article peeps,




It’s a funny world we all navigate.
What’s right and wrong, what’s image or real, who complains and why?

In the AFL, Dustin Martin has mostly always let his football do the talking.

He doesn’t talk to print media, he doesn’t do radio interviews, this season he gave away on-ground TV sound bites, and the Tigers would probably love Martin to do more publicity for the club.

He is a footballer, and that’s been the customary refrain from the Tigers: It’s just the way he is.

Except, of course, when he’s flogging jocks or books, or whatever else he puts his name to.

Then, someone writes a bunch of cliche-rich copy, puts his name to the quotes, and bingo, there’s your Dusty story.

But it seems not even the AFL can do that with Dusty. Last week, colleague Jon Ralph revealed Martin had escaped punishment for touching a topless woman on the breast at an end-of-season drink in 2015.

Nothing to see here, said the AFL, although AFL boss Gillon McLachlan did call it a poor look when the video surfaced in early September. Nothing from Dusty, mind you.


Not a single contrived quote from a champion of the game and a hero to tens of thousands of kids.

Stills from a video circulating that appears to show Dustin Martin groping a partially naked women. Picture: Supplied

Stills from a video circulating that appears to show Dustin Martin groping a partially naked women. Picture: Supplied
Stills from a video circulating that appears to show Dustin Martin groping a partially naked women. Picture: Supplied

Stills from a video circulating that appears to show Dustin Martin groping a partially naked women. Picture: Supplied
Not a cracker. Two days after the Martin story was made public, Richmond’s AFLW player Jess Hosking was publicly shamed by the AFL for having “kill bitches’’ written on her shoulder tape, which she wore into the final against North Melbourne.

Kids in Year 8 write worse things on a plaster cast for a mate’s broken arm.

Nevermind, the Tigers were issued with a “please explain” from the AFL.

The league called it an “inappropriate message”, and Hosking and the Tigers received an official warning.

In a further public hammering, Hosking wrote a letter of apology to the AFL, a move the AFL was inclined to share with the footy world.

“Hosking was extremely remorseful and deeply disappointed in her actions,” the AFL said in a statement.

Hosking was let down by footy, or the self-righteous image police controlling footy.

From day one of the AFLW competition, Jess and her sister Sarah have been a part of the pin-up brigade, not at Dusty’s level mind you, but if you follow AFLW you know the Hosking girls.

Richmonds Jess Hosking with her shoulder strapping . Picture by Michael Klein

Richmonds Jess Hosking with her shoulder strapping . Picture by Michael Klein
They have promoted the bejesus out of the sport, yet the AFL deemed it necessary to make an example of Jess, to make her grovel.

Kill bitches? And that demanded an “extremely remorseful’’ and “deeply disappointed’’ response.

What did she do, actually kill someone?

Meanwhile, Dusty gropes away and there’s nothing from the AFL, not even a bulldust comment from Martin, saying he apologises for his actions and, hey, kids, don’t do what I do.
When it comes to image damage, who knows exactly what punishment fits the crime.

Both were poor looks for the sport, but only one of them, Jess Hosking, was publicly held to account.

Its all quite on a AFL front.
This is just *smile* to cover his pay check.
The Draft is dull and not anticipated anymore. He has nothing else to write,
So he dribbles out this crap.
 
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spook

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"Martin gropes away". Makes it sound like unwanted molestation when it looked like she was more than okay with it.

Rich coming from a bloke who's paid for any sex he's had in the last decade.
 
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Berwick boy

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Its all quite on a AFL front.
This is just *smile* to cover his pay check.
The Draft is dull and not anticipated anymore. He has nothing else to write,
So he dribbles out this crap.
Yep...veryyyyy slowwwww news week or two until the draft.

He may even roll out the "Bombers" are a real shot for the top 4 next year article again soon.
 
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Little Ziggyadee

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Yep...veryyyyy slowwwww news week or two until the draft.

He may even roll out the "Bombers" are a real shot for the top 4 next year article again soon.
Especially now with the world cup on.
Who gives a *smile* about drafts and preseason.
I don't want to hear anyone from Richmond is "burning the track' this summer.
 

TigerForce

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"Martin gropes away". Makes it sound like unwanted molestation when it looked like she was more than okay with it.

Rich coming from a bloke who's paid for any sex he's had in the last decade.
Yep, you can even see Duz was too shy to 'grope' or grab the lady's tit.
 

TigerForce

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Essendon's Mark Robinson hates our club & hates our success. Once you look at it like that then this gob *smile* is water off a duck's back.
This is why we hope they fail more. Implosion with their pilgrim journos is the best thing to see at this over-rated club.
 

tommystigers

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Stop watching this buffoon, stop reading his excrement, stop posting on his social media, don't talk about him or his :poop:.
If someone references him in conversation respond with "Who?"
He doesn't give a rats if you hate him. He only cares if his numbers fall. That is the way to "kill *[email protected]!#es". Ignore is the way to go.
 
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Berwick boy

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Stop watching this buffoon, stop reading his excrement, stop posting on his social media, don't talk about him or his :poop:.
If someone references him in conversation respond with "Who?"
He doesn't give a rats if you hate him. He only cares if his numbers fall. That is the way to "kill *[email protected]!#es". Ignore is the way to go.
Problem is tommy t that any article (good or bad) on anyone's team IS going to be read by 99% of supporters whether we like it or not.

Half of this forum is discussing what has been written somewhere on the tigers.

Its human nature, (I watch no footy shows though, but that's just me).
 

tigersnake

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The whole thing is a joke IMO. It goes to a broader question, and a very old question, albeit for different reasons maybe, are we as a society OK with sex work?

Most people, even most progressive left-wing types, rightly or wrongly, are OK with a trip to a strip club as a novelty experience, a bucks night or right of passage type-thing. Its not considered a big deal.
Strippers are generally OK with touching, with some limits, (so they tell me :ban) Dusty was within those limits. Dusty is the only footy player to ever go to a strip club, hire a stripper or touch a stripper? Yeah OK, good on ya robbo.
 
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TT33

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The whole thing is a joke IMO. It goes to a broader question, and a very old question, albeit for different reasons maybe, are we as a society OK with sex work?

Most people, even most progressive left-wing types, rightly or wrongly, are OK with a trip to a strip club as a novelty experience, a bucks night or right of passage type-thing. Its not considered a big deal.
Strippers are generally OK with touching, with some limits, (so they tell me :ban) Dusty was within those limits. Dusty is the only footy player to ever go to a strip club, hire a stripper or touch a stripper? Yeah OK, good on ya robbo.


I thought Robbo was criticising the AFL more than Dusty. Imo he was highlighting the different attitude to what Jess Hosking did & was vilified for & what Dusty did & "nothing to see here".