sport news AFL accused of breaking its own rules over Buddy Franklin trade to Sydney Swans trends now

sport news AFL accused of breaking its own rules over Buddy Franklin trade to Sydney Swans trends now
sport news AFL accused of breaking its own rules over Buddy Franklin trade to Sydney Swans trends now

sport news AFL accused of breaking its own rules over Buddy Franklin trade to Sydney Swans trends now

Swans boss drops Buddy bombshell as he claims the AFL broke its own rules by trying to lure the former Hawk to GWS because league desperately needed to help struggling team Sydney have accused the AFL of breaking its own rules over Buddy Franklin  It is claimed that the league heavily lobbied for GWS to sign the forward  However, Franklin chose the Swans and signed a $10m deal over nine years 

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The AFL have been accused of breaking their own free agency rules back in 2013, with the Sydney Swans claiming that the league played a huge role in attempting to lure Buddy Franklin to GWS.

Franklin, with only one year remaining on his deal at Hawthorn, was strongly linked with a move to the struggling Giants, with the free-scoring forward viewed as the shot in the arm that the new club badly needed. 

But it was the Swans who swooped and landed Franklin on a monster nine-year deal worth $10million, taking the media, AFL and GWS by surprise. 

The AFL allegedly broke their own rules to help GWS Giants sign Buddy Franklin in 2013

The AFL allegedly broke their own rules to help GWS Giants sign Buddy Franklin in 2013

And former Swans chairman Richard Colless has detailed how the AFL's strong involvement in GWS' pursuit of Franklin was in breach of the rules they had created about the free agency market.  

'Lance was going to do one of two things: stay at Hawthorn or play with the Swans,'

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