Will Day describes tanking comments as "laughable"
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All the talk about Hawthorn tanking in the media has got Bunjil Bagora in stitches, apparently.
After heavy losses against Sydney and Essendon, Damien Barrett from AFL Media said the Hawks had engaged in a “form of tanking” in their bid to top up again at the draft.
“While they believe they are making positive big-picture decisions, they gave up on this particular year before it even started,” Barrett wrote on afl.com.au.
While President Andy Gowers has since described those comments as offensive, the playing group is seeing the funny side of things. Following comments from captain James Sicily that all the tanking talk was “pretty amusing”, Will Day has described the media conjecture as “laughable”.
As a player with a keen interest in the broad footy world, he says the comments are inescapable.
“I do naturally come across the media and the tanking stuff is a pretty prominent thing going around at the moment. I guess it's pretty laughable. I don't really take too much to it I just sort of look at it … It’s always good to know what's being said — as long as you don't take it to heart or anything like that and you move on pretty quick.”
In a wide ranging interview with Hawks Insiders, Day also spoke about:
His newly inked contract;
The Hawks midfielder he loves playing with;
Rumours he bought a house in Adelaide during the height of his contract speculation; and
His disappointment at being rubbed out for two weeks for a “dangerous” tackle on Geelong’s Brad Close: “It was in the heat of the moment, and I was playing footy. So, yeah, I still reckon there's not much more I could have done.”
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