The retired football star, Dane Swan, has given a shameless blow to AFL boss Gillon McLachlan.
The former Premier League star of Collingwood Magpies and Brownlow Medalist was not subtle in publicly disclosing her feelings.
Swan tweeted after the head of the AFL entered the Melbourne radio station to insist that He did nothing wrong when he intervened in the visa case involving his cousin's French nanny and asked Minister Peter Dutton to save her from deportation in 2015.
Hi, Gil, do you have a contact for a partner of mine? Your old man can not return to the country for any reason and could use your help. Much appreciated, & # 39; Swan tweeted on Friday morning.
Former Collingwood star Dane Swan (pictured with teammate Taylor) has delivered a shameless blow to AFL boss Gillon McLachlan
The companion referred to is the star of the Premier League of the Richmond Tigers, Dustin Martin, whose father linked to the bikinis Shane was deported to New Zealand by Dutton in 2016.
Former opponents have always been great teammates outside the field.
Swan's brazen publication attracted 3,700 likes, 600 shares and more than 111 comments in five hours.
"It only took me more than 18 months to take my son and my partner to the country." Demons should have called Gil, "commented one person.
Another commented: "Well said Dane, the AFL has a lot of influence, push a little, wink, scratch my back, I'll scratch yours."
Social networks went into crisis for the publication of Twitter by Dane Swan (pictured)
Dane Swan (pictured with his partner Taylor) referred to his partner and star of Richmond Tigers Prime Minister Dustin Martin in his tweet
Others warned Swan not to get involved.
"Get away from the political arena, you can only go south for your profile, despite the intelligence of your publication, some will not understand and polarize others," commented one man.
In 2015, McLachlan pressured the then Minister of Immigration to allow Alexandra Deuwel, 27, to remain in Australia after authorities suspected she intended to work in violation of her tourist visa.
McLachlan, whom a cousin asked for help in appealing the decision, denied receiving special treatment because of his high public profile.
"That's his assessment," McLachlan told 3AW Radio's Neil Mitchell on Friday, when it was suggested he was in a position of power.
The head of the AFL, Gillon McLachlan (he left with his wife Laura) says that he did not do anything wrong when he intervened in the case of the visa of the French nanny Alexandra Deuwel (right)
Mr. McLachlan in 2015 pressed Mr. Dutton (pictured) to allow Ms. Deuwel to stay in Australia
& # 39; I believe [the case] He has just been treated for his merits, as the minister said.
"I did not intervene in any way, I did not have contact with people who sent me back in their email, I was facilitating someone who wanted to ask a question.
& # 39; They ask me to help people all the time. They asked me to help facilitate a contact and that's what I did. "
Mr. McLachlan ordered an AFL member to send an email from his cousin to Mr. Dutton's office.
The emails showed that the Home Secretary intervened after AFL relative Gillon McLachlan called his au pair Alexandra Deuwel (pictured) to not deport her.
Mr. McLachlan ordered an AFL member to send this email from his cousin to Mr. Dutton's office.
Then, Mr. Dutton intervened, ignoring the advice of senior border security officers, and used his discretionary powers to let the young woman stay.
McLachlan acknowledged that there are a lot of "peers helping their peers" around the incident, but said he was not embarrassed by the high-profile incident.
"I'm sorry it's so public and it's such a problem, but I acted to help someone who asked me for help, redirected (the email) and I'm responsible for that," he said.
They asked Mr. McLachlan if he appealed to the department when Mr. Dutton deported Dustin Martin's father, Shane, to New Zealand last year.
Family members of McLachlan, Callum and Skye MacLachlan (pictured with their children) previously hired Ms. Deuwel as a nanny.
They asked Mr. McLachlan if he appealed to the department when Mr. Dutton deported Shane, Dustin Martin's father linked to bikinis, last year.
The ex-president of the bikers club Rebels has had his visa canceled and deported from Australia in 2016, despite living in Australia since he was 20 years old.
The Federal Court annulled the decision of the immigration department to cancel Martin's visa.
But he remains in New Zealand because of his uncertain chances of obtaining an Australian visa because of his criminal record.
No. [The department] I knew about the problem. This was someone who just wanted the problem to be heard, "said Mc Lachlan.
& # 39;[The department] I knew about the problem, "said Mr. McLachlan about the deportation of Shane Martin (he left with Dustin)
Shane Martin was exiled from Australia last year along with 20 others and was forced to build a new life in Auckland
& # 39; Everything he was doing [in Ms Deuwel’s case] I was trying to facilitate the contact, not make a representation & # 39;
McLachlan said he had never encountered the French nanny at the center of the controversy and revealed that he did not know Mr. Dutton well.
"It's not right, I mean, I certainly know it," McLachlan said.
"I would say that I know him as a minister in a government with which we deal, as we deal with many governments all the time."
Michela Marchisio (pictured) saw her detention in Brisbane overturned when Mr. Dutton intervened after a request from his intended employers Russel and Nicole Keag
Gillon McLachlan addresses the media at a press conference earlier this year
Mr. Dutton said that "it was a common sense application" to revoke Ms. Deuwel's canceled visa.
Reports suggest that Mr. Dutton also intervened to stop the deportation of a second young foreign au pair after a request from a former police colleague with whom he had not spoken in decades.
Reportedly, Russell and Nicole Keag made a request in June 2015 to revoke a border control decision in Brisbane to deport Michela Marchisio that they intended to hire as a nanny.
Mr. Dutton, who knew Mr. Keag from his time in the Queensland police force in the 1990s, used his discretionary powers to intervene.
Mr. Dutton is urged to clear the air before a Senate investigation runs a fine-toothed comb on the decision in Ms. Deuwel's case, as well as her intervention for the Brisbane-based au pair.
As a minister, Mr. Dutton can not be forced to appear before next Wednesday's investigation, but it is understood that senior civil servants are on the witness list.
Mr. Dutton used his discretionary powers to grant Ms. Deuwel a visa on the condition that she did not perform paid work