Joel Selwood deletes video with wife after nasty backlash

Sam Goodwin
Sports Editor
Joel Selwood jokingly used his wife Brit as a mop. Image: Joel Selwood/TikTok

Joel Selwood has deleted a social media video in which he pretends to use his wife as a mop after some nasty backlash from fans.

In the video - which Selwood uploaded to TikTok - the Geelong superstar dunks wife Brit’s hair in a bucket of water before pretending to clean the floor likes she’s a mop.

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Set to ‘The Clean Up Song’, the video shows Brit happily participating and laughing.

However the couple have been forced to delete the video after some backlash online.

While the majority of fans saw nothing wrong with the video, some felt it set a bad example about the treatment of women.

“A lot of kids, boys and girls would look up to Joel Selwood, so what a horrible example of how to treat women he is showing them,” one person wrote.

“What were you thinking? Not funny mate,” another commented.

However the negative comments were in the minority, with fans flooding social media to defend Selwood.

“Bit of humour give me a break everyone relax,” one person wrote.

“If anyone is criticising this they need to have a serious spell,” another said.

“The people offended by the Joel Selwood video need to get a freaking life, honestly,” another wrote.

AFL set to unveil plans for season restart

Meanwhile, Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett expects AFL clubs to be given a full schedule of remaining matches for the reworked 2020 season within a week.

The AFL will be clear to release its return-to-play plan after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has provided an update on his state's coronavirus restrictions on Monday.

Some estimates have put the AFL season on track to resume in June, however, the league's plans will ultimately be shaped by state governments.

There are complications in planning around the fact some states have tighter travel and quarantine restrictions than others, which will likely prevent a regulation fly-in, fly-out model being used by all clubs.

The four AFL clubs from Western Australia and South Australia will likely have to play a sequences of away matches in order to restart the season.

Joel Selwood and Brit Davis at the 2018 Brownlow Medal. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

They could then be given streaks of home matches later in the season to even out the fixture once restrictions are eased.

It means a floating or flexible fixture could be the AFL's best option.

But Kennett, who is part of the AFL's coronavirus steering committee, believes clubs will be given a level of certainty about the reworked 153-game schedule within days.

“I would expect that by the end of the week we will get an indication from the AFL what the schedule will look like,” Kennett told 6PR radio on Saturday.

“Within five days (of Daniel Andrews' announcement on Monday) we'll get an outline of the fixture for the rest of the season.

“And probably, from all that I'm hearing, a start to the game in mid-June.”

with AAP