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May 26th National Sorry Day! Malthouse and Carlton...not needed!

  • May 26th National Sorry Day! Malthouse and Carlton...not needed!

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 07: Blues head coach Brendon Bolton and the Blues form a huddle during the round seven AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Carlton Blues at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 7, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • May 26th National Sorry Day! Malthouse and Carlton...not needed!

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24: Rio Tinto CEO Andrew Harding, Aunty Pam Pedersen, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan and children wearing Indigenous Round Jerseys pose during the 2016 Toyota AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round Launch on May 24, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/AFL Media/Getty Images)

  • May 26th National Sorry Day! Malthouse and Carlton...not needed!

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21: Carlton Blues coach Michael Malthouse speaks to the media during a Carlton Blues AFL media conference at Don Chipp Lecture Theatre on May 21, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

  • May 26th National Sorry Day! Malthouse and Carlton...not needed!

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 28: Blues List Manager Stephen Silvagni (L) and Blues coach Brendon Bolton (C) and Neil Craig walk off after their defeat during the 2016 AFL NAB Challenge match between Carlton and Essendon at Ikon Park on February 28, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

So yesterday, May 26th, 2016 was National Sorry Day.  A day that celebrated the Australian parliament saying sorry to the Indigenous people for what hurt had been caused to them in the past and how it was time to move forward to a more united future.  It was also the day that Carlton realized a mistake had been made and moved forward, Mick Malthouse (MM) was sacked in 2015. But from MM, there was no apology.

There was no apology as to why he had decimated the playing group. Why membership numbers had fallen and why dedicated supporters were so angry with what was happening at this great club. There was nothing from this man who was considered one of the greats in the coaching world of the AFL as to why the club was in the position it was and why so many great players of the club left.  I am not one who holds grudges, it ain't worth it, but I do believe that it takes a person of great integrity to admit when they are wrong, MM has not admitted to any wrong doing at Carlton. I'm not saying that MM has no integrity, I'm saying that when it comes to his time at Carlton, he should admit that he was not really the man for the job. But then again, if we didn't have MM at the helm and then sacked, would we have got the total opposite of MM, in Brendon Bolton?

While it would be nice for MM to admit he was wrong, I don't hold my breath because as with any apology, actions speak louder than words and Bolts is showing it in droves.  The same is with the apology made to the Indigenous people of Australia, an apology was made, now lets see action. MM did a great dis-service to Carlton while coaching but this dis-service led to a revelation in the hiring of Bolts. Is it too late for MM to admit he was wrong, no, just as it is not too late to apologize to the Indigenous people, but with MM I don't see any words of contrition soon, or at all. But then again, we don't really want it or need it, we have Bolts!

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