Mitch Robinson announces retirement, Instagram post criticising Chris Fagan

By Simon Brunsdon and Emily Patterson

Mitch Robinson has introduced his retirement from the AFL after the veteran midfielder was not supplied a brand new contract with the Lions.

The 33-year-old performed 247 senior video games with Carlton and Brisbane, kicking 129 objectives over 14 seasons.

Robinson moved to the Lions on the finish of 2014 after a 100-game stint on the Blues, now changing into the one AFL participant to be delisted twice after enjoying 100 video games at two golf equipment.

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A two-time All-Australian in 2019 and 2020, Robinson was the Lions’ joint greatest and fairest in his first season on the membership in 2015 and took out Brisbane’s gamers’ participant award in 2019.

Brisbane confirmed the information on Sunday with Robinson thanking everybody who had supported him all through his profession.

“After 247 games with Carlton and Brisbane, I have given everything I could to get the best out of myself, and it’s now time to hang up the boots,” he stated.

“I am beyond proud of the career I have had and feel very privileged to have pulled on the Brisbane Lions and Fitzroy jumpers in my time with the club.

“Thanks to all my Brisbane Lions teammates, the employees, members and followers for all of the love and help you could have proven me, Emma and my children over the previous eight years.”

Robinson played his final AFL game at the Gabba in front of a sold-out home crowd in Brisbane’s elimination final win over Richmond.

He was omitted for the club’s preliminary final loss to Geelong on Friday.

In taking a parting swipe at coach Chris Fagan, Robinson took to his Instagram on Saturday, voicing his disappointment with the club for supposedly not allowing him to announce his retirement in a press conference.

“This was my final picture as a Lion. Comfortable beating the Tiges however unhappy understanding it would be my final on the Gabba,” Robinson said.

“Devastated Fages would not permit me to announce this in particular person to the supporters and my teammates, however I assume that is footy… it has been an absolute privilege pulling on the Fitzroy and Lions jumper!

“Thank you all for the last eight years, I’ll never forget the love you all showed me, Emma and my kids.

“I left all of it on the market each single sport, I like you all.”

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