WAG hits out at hub haters: ‘Not a holiday with bae’
Premiership captain Easton Wood's pregnant wife has hit out at suggestions the AFL industry was relocated to sunny Queensland for a holiday.
Tiffany Wood is in the Western Bulldogs' Queensland hub and says countless football families are making selfless sacrifices to ensure COVID-19 doesn't bankrupt the AFL.
Pictures this week showed players from Victorian clubs exercising on the Gold Coast beach and playing golf, while Melbourne remained in lockdown.
But Tiffany Wood said the move to Queensland was "not a holiday with bae".
"We've been relocated because of work. This is a work environment," Wood said on Instagram.
"Staff are missing their families and working around the clock.
"We are all doing all of this so the boys, clubs staff and AFL can put on a show for you and commercialise it so that the sport and clubs don't go under in these challenging times.
"This is really important to remember. Hundreds of people working to put on games every week to ensure the future security of the sport and all of its employees (and fans!)."
Tiffany Wood urged critics to consider the situation AFL families were suddenly thrust into when Victoria's second wave of COVID-19 hit.
"In no way was it my intention to 'brag' or 'flaunt this situation'," she said.
"And no. I couldn't have done this alone at home. I've battled my own mental health challenges since 2011 and I would've crumbled.
"I can know myself and accept this. I'm fully recovered and I still have moments and gateways that trigger me.
"We live level 3 restrictions. No beach (for leisure). No restaurants. No family.
"I'm not asking for compassion but I am asking SOME of you to walk a mile in my shoes before you shoot your mouth off and judge so quick."
Originally published as WAG hits out at hub haters: 'Not a holiday with bae'