Eddie McGuire has taken aim at the AFL over its expansion plans, saying clubs had been “lied to and misinformed” in the past as the competition considers adding Tasmania as its 19th team.
The former long-term Collingwood boss has been critical of adding a 19th team, last week calling for the AFL to essentially merge the North Melbourne Kangaroos and a Tasmanian side, which would share its schedule between Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium and the proposed $750 million Hobart Stadium.
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The proposal sparked an immediate backlash in Tasmania, as Sport Minister Nic Street and former premier Peter Gutwein hit back at McGuire.
Street lashed McGuire for bringing up the merger plan when the AFL has said it would be committed to a new franchise for the Apple Isle, while Gutwein…