There’s a growing off-field trend among Port Adelaide players…

Jun 16, 2017

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Ollie Wines says Hamish Hartlett isn’t the only Power playing jumping off social media.

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“He’s not the only one,” Ollie told David and Will on FIVEaa. “There’s a lot of boys veering towards getting rid of Twitter, keeping their Facebook private.”

Hartlett has said he quit Twitter after the online pile on following teammate Jarman Impey’s driving incident during the off-season.

“A lot of the boys have got their Facebooks under unknown names so people can’t get onto them,” Ollie said. “You just want to have your close network.

“[Some] players in the AFL are pretty big into Twitter and getting their image out there, but it’s not for everyone. You’ve got to understand the individual.”

He also said revealing players’ wages -- as called for by Kane Cornes -- could result in additional online abuse for some players.

“There’s the players that are on a little bit more that probably don’t want the public knowing how much they’re on if they’re underperforming, which leads to getting hassled on social media about what they’re getting paid.”

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