Crows dudded by Tippett, says ex-teammate
"Most from West Lakes would have some right to be dissapointed in his actions" ... Josh Jenkins. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo
Adelaide Crows players feel "dudded" by Kurt Tippett, his former AFL teammate Josh Jenkins says.
Tippett walked out on the Crows and requested a trade to Sydney, but both club have yet to strike a deal.
Jenkins, who left Essendon last year to join Adelaide, suggested Tippett burnt bridges at the Crows.
Snubbed the Crows ... Kurt Tippett. Photo: Paul Rovere
"I still keep in contact with my ex-teammates and some of the football staff," he wrote in a column for the Adelaide Advertiser.
"Being relatively unknown, I feel lucky I was able to depart the Bombers yet keep up the relationships that had been built in my time at the club.
"For Kurt Tippett, that may not be the case."
Tippett had expressed a desire to return to his native Queensland, before shocking the Crows in choosing Sydney as his preferred new club.
"Speculation continued to suggest he would seek a move home at some stage," Jenkins said.
"Most could understand that. But last I checked, Sydney is not in Queensland.
"I couldn't imagine spending several years at the one club, only to leave and burn almost all the bridges that had been built over the years.
"I am not saying Kurt no longer has friends or positive relationships at the Crows.
"But most from West Lakes would have some right to be disappointed in his actions.
"Kurt's situation is not the first and won't be the last trade/free agency scenario where the club that loses the player feels dudded."