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AFL commentator Gerard Healy says it is “comical” Lance Franklin would be willing to move to a third AFL club over a pay dispute with the Swans.

Reports emerged on Wednesday that Franklin was willing to turn his back on Sydney over a “lowball contract offer” of $500,000 to play on in 2023.

That offer is less than half what he is earning in 2022, and well down on the $700-$800,000 he is demanding, according to AFL360 co-host Mark Robinson.

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Healy said he was “surprised” details of Franklin’s contract had become public and was shocked the reported half a million dollar deal was considered lowball.

“It would be crazy for mine, it’s unedifying,” Healy said on Sportsday Radio.

“For a 35-year-old, rising to 36 next year, who was rated the 13th best…

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