MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20: Kieren Jack of the Swans leads his team out onto the field during the round nine AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Sydney Swans at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 20, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Jack addresses family feud

Kieren Jack has spoken for the first time about the feud engulfing his family.

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Speaking to the media ahead of his 200th AFL match this Friday night, Jack said he is “disappointed” that the feud has become public.

“It hasn’t been nice. I’m not going to get caught into commenting too much on it or getting into ‘He said, she said’, I think that’s probably an immature approach,” the Swans’ co-captain said.

“What I will say is my priorities of support are firmly with my partner and my little brother, who I love and care for very much.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20: Kieren Jack of the Swans leads his team out onto the field during the round nine AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Sydney Swans at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 20, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MAY 20: Kieren Jack of the Swans leads his team out onto the field during the round nine AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Sydney Swans at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 20, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

“As distressing as the events have been, the level of support we’ve given each other on top of friends, other family members, teammates and the Sydney Swans in general, it’s probably highlighted to us how lucky we are we’ve got them in our lives.

“I’m in the public eye and I acknowledge that family did a lot to get me in this position. There is a private matter going on.

“It’s been tough, she hasn’t deserved the treatment that she’s received. But she’s strong, she’s an independent woman, she’s not just a model — I can tell you that. I love her very much.”

Reports emerged earlier this week, that Jack and his girlfriend are embroiled in a bitter family feud with his parents, with the premiership player requesting his parents not attend his 200th match this weekend.

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