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McLean, Blues hope Twitter saga is over
15:49 AEST Thu Jun 28 2012

Carlton AFL fullback Michael Jamison says the Blues' media department has every right to be frustrated with Brock McLean over the club's latest Twitter drama.

The Blues have ordered McLean to pay $5000 to charity for making an AIDS-related offensive remark.

McLean must also undertake an education program and has been given a suspended one-match ban.

The 26-year-old initially posted "Today can f*** right off" on Twitter on Tuesday night, which led to another user asking if he had been delisted.

McLean, who played only 15 senior games in two-and-a-half seasons with the Blues, replied with a comment saying he'd contracted AIDS from the user's mother.

McLean's post came just one week after the Blues were fined $7500 after three of their players used Twitter to criticise umpires.

Jamison says coach Brett Ratten hasn't raised the issue ahead of Friday's round-14 clash with Hawthorn at the MCG.

"Brett's worried about winning footy games," Jamison told reporters on Thursday.

"But other guys at the club who are in charge of the social media have spoken to us numerous times on the dangers of social media and staying out of trouble.

"The guys are well aware of what to do and what not to do.

"It is obvious and I'm sure they are frustrated, but one little tweet in the scheme of an AFL season when we're trying to play 22 games is just one little tweet, so let's talk about playing footy."

Jamison said McLean had done the right thing by later removing the comment from his Twitter feed.

"He's apologised, he's accepted the penalty and he's just looking forward to playing tomorrow night," Jamison said.


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