Chris Masten slams “ridiculous” AFL rule changes
West Coast Eagles midfielder Chris Masten has come out swinging against the AFL’s proposed rule changes, labeling the head body “ridiculous”.
He said the AFL “literally just do want they want” amid another week of controversy as the league look to implement changes ahead of the 2019 season.
“I don’t agree with it, it’s stupid but the AFL are going to do what they’re going to do,” he said.
“Especially coming from Western Australia, it’s as if we’re irrelevant over here. No one’s going to listen but yeah, it’s all good.”
But Masten didn’t stop there, whacking the league’s lack of consultation on their plans for the game’s future.
“I’ve been around long enough to know that we’re pretty much irrelevant (as players),” the 29-year-old said.
“We just rock up on game day and the AFL make decisions around that. We had the sub rule a few years ago and we didn’t even know, we’ve got no say.
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“I might as well speak up because no one ever asks me these questions so I’ve got to have an opinion on it.
“The rule changes the AFL want to make sound like Auskick to me. Maybe I’m a bit old-fashion but I just like the sport the way it is.
“I hate the game being messed with too much. It’s too good of a game to be messed with.”
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