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The wife of Footy star strikes tennis player Sam Groth to comment on AFL’s quarantine hub proposal

Footy WAG enters a bitter Instagram spit with tennis star over the AFL’s plan to keep players away from their families in an attempt to restart the season

  • Eva Mumford slammed Sam Groth’s comments about the AFL Quarantine Center
  • The AFL hub proposal would separate the players from their families for months
  • Groth posted a tweet targeting the strip of AFL players against the proposal
  • Ms. Mumford attacked Groth in an Instagram story, saying he had “no idea.”
  • Here’s how you can help people affected by Covid-19

The wife of GWS Giants star Shane Mumford has launched a scathing attack on tennis player Sam Groth after commenting on the AFL’s quarantine proposal.

In an effort to restart the season, the AFL is considering a lengthy shutdown that would have players separated from their families in a remote location to avoid the chance of coronavirus.

Groth posted a tweet on Tuesday afternoon targeting the strip of AFL players who are against the isolation plan, which could last five months.

“Imagine having to travel from home, family and friends to get paid for sports for a longer period of time, it’s unfathomable,” he posted next to a slap in the face emoji.

Eva Mumford (pictured with GWS Giants star husband Shane at the 2019 Kevin Sheedy Awards ceremony) launched a devastating attack on Sam Groth on Instagram on Wednesday

Eva Mumford (pictured with GWS Giants star husband Shane at the 2019 Kevin Sheedy Awards ceremony) launched a devastating attack on Sam Groth on Instagram on Wednesday

Former Australian tennis star Sam Groth (pictured with wife Brittany) declined a scathing response from Ms. Mumford after he tweeted about the AFL's quarantine hub proposal

Former Australian tennis star Sam Groth (pictured with wife Brittany) declined a scathing response from Ms. Mumford after he tweeted about the AFL's quarantine hub proposal

Former Australian tennis star Sam Groth (pictured with wife Brittany) declined a scathing response from Ms. Mumford after he tweeted about the AFL’s quarantine hub proposal

Groth posted this tweet Tuesday afternoon, to which Ms. Mumford received a furious response

Groth posted this tweet Tuesday afternoon, to which Ms. Mumford received a furious response

Groth posted this tweet Tuesday afternoon, to which Ms. Mumford received a furious response

Groth’s tweet caught on with Eva Mumford, who returned on Wednesday with a long Instagram story, claiming the 32-year-old had “ no idea. ”

“The last time I checked that tennis was an individual sport,” said Ms. Mumford.

“When your circumstances change, you also have the flexibility to accommodate those changes and not affect someone else’s life.

“I’m sure it’s hard to comprehend, but we’re talking about hundreds of people – each with different circumstances you have no idea about – and it’s important to make informed decisions that not only improve the mental health and wellbeing of the players, but ensure the quality of the games to be played. ‘

Ms. Mumford tagged Groth in her post, ending with, “Some of these guys will be earning less than you for the first round of a Grand Slam for the rest of the year.

Ms. Mumford tagged Groth in her post, claiming he had 'no idea' about AFL players and their family situation for the potential hub

Ms. Mumford tagged Groth in her post, claiming he had 'no idea' about AFL players and their family situation for the potential hub

Ms. Mumford tagged Groth in her post, claiming he had ‘no idea’ about AFL players and their family situation for the potential hub

“Just because you can respond to things doesn’t mean you should.

“Imagine signing up to practice a sport that involves traveling far and wide, knowing that it was, but also getting more paid buckets and the option to bring loved ones with you.”

During a video conference on Tuesday afternoon, the AFL Players Association reiterated that players are reluctant to accept the hub plan and stay away from their loved ones for months.

Families cannot join players in the proposed quarantine hub due to high accommodation costs.

There are also concerns about the mental health of players after being quarantined for a long time.

Ms Mumford said to Groth 'just because you can comment on things doesn't mean that'

Ms Mumford said to Groth 'just because you can comment on things doesn't mean that'

Ms. Mumford told Groth “you can only respond to things, but that doesn’t mean you should

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