Bingle's agent says AFL boss is a dinosaur on women's issues

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Melbourne, Mar 13 (ANI): Aussie cricketer Michael Clarke's ex-fiancee Lara Bingle's agent, Max Markson, has hit out at Australian Football League boss Andrew Demetriou by labelling him a dinosaur on women's issues.

"Demetriou has been quick to paint Lara as the aggressor against one of his players in Brendan Fevola, when clearly she is the victim here," Markson said.

"He may run a football code, but he (Demetriou) simply has no idea what the AFL's left hand is doing from the right. He is a dinosaur when it comes to women's matters.

"He came out today in Perth saying that Lara doesn't want to get her side of the story across. But that is blatantly false. She is available to give her side of the story to the AFL on Monday if they so wish," The Australian quoted Markson, as saying.

"As far as I'm aware the total sum of the AFL's investigation into this affair to date has been placing one phone call to Fevola. Demetriou and the male-dominated AFL has been slow off the mark in this matter. I haven't heard an apology coming from Fevola," he added.

Speaking in Perth on Friday, Demetriou said the AFL had interviewed Fevola, who is alleged to have circulated a nude photo of Bingle, but the league's numerous requests to talk to her had so far been unsuccessful.

The AFL boss claimed the legal team acting on behalf of Bingle had been unco-operative.

"We've made several requests to interview Bingle but they haven't agreed to those requests. That's their prerogative. I'm not sure why they wouldn't want to. They are pretty quick to get into the media and say all sorts of things and even tee off at the AFL, but I would suggest that if they are serious then they make available Bingle," Demetriou said. (ANI)

Story first published: Saturday, March 13, 2010, 12:13 [IST]
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