Sydney AFL star Kieren Jack is disappointed a feud between himself and members of his family has played out in public.
Jack’s mother Donna posted on Twitter on Monday that the midfielder had requested she and husband Garry not attend his milestone 200th AFL match against Geelong on Friday night at Simonds Stadium as part of a feud lasting more than 12 months.
The Swans ace told reporters on Wednesday his priorities of support are his partner Charlotte Goodlet and younger brother Brandon, who also plays at the Swan.
He said addressing the situation was a private matter.
“Family issues happen, but that’s the nature of it. You move on, the way to deal with it is not in a public matter. It needs to remain private,” he said.
“As distressing as the events have been, the level of support that we’ve (girlfriend and brother) given each other on top of friends, other family members, teammates, the Sydney Swans in general – it’s probably highlighted to us how lucky we are that we’ve got those people in our lives.
“I acknowledge that my family did a lot in getting me to the position where I am, but in the current state there is a private matter that’s going on … fortunately I’ve got some really good people around me.”