LISTEN | Nick Riewoldt's Issue With The Media Coverage Of Retiring Players
"It really takes away the enjoyment."
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Nick Riewoldt has raised his issue with the media coverage of retiring players in the AFL, comparing the AFL landscape to what he sees over in the United States.
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Riewoldt joined Triple M's Hot Breakfast ahead of Maddie's Match on Friday, and he had a bit of a bone to pick with the media about the coverage of players nearing retirement.
He contrasted it with coverage of other sports, suggesting it needs to change.
"I experienced it last year as a player," he said.
"What it does is it really takes away the enjoyment for players in the twilight of their career when they should just be enjoying the opportunity to play footy.
Roo mentioned an article written during the week by Mick Malthouse about players who could ask the question about hanging up the boots.
"Some of names mentioned were Gary Ablett, Lance Franklin and Josh Kennedy from West Coast," he explained.
"Why do we put that sort of pressure on the superstars of the game?"