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‘World has never been smaller’: Lyon’s advice to AFL draftees


Former Melbourne captain Garry Lyon has passed on some advice to potential AFL draftees, warning them behaviours and activities are being tracked by all 18 clubs.

The Herald Sun has reported AFL clubs have asked their social media departments to track the social media profiles of draft hopefuls, in an attempt to determine bad character.

Lyon says this act as just one example of how teams are using resources to assess potential draftees.

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“The world has never been smaller to these young draftees,” Lyon told SEN Breakfast.

“If you think you’re getting away with stuff at the moment, you’re not.

“I heard some stuff yesterday about a top potential draftee of another person who was at a party and seriously, if my club was interested in that kid, I would say don’t take him. Don’t touch him, (based on) behaviours.”

The 2018 AFL draft will be a two-day event at Marvel Stadium on November 22 and 23.

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