GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 09: Gary Ablett of the Suns in action during the JLTR Community Series AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Western Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium on March 9, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Jason O'Brien/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Gary Ablett’s manager, Liam Pickering, has labelled the media scrutiny surrounding his client as, “disgusting”.

Ablett, who managed just 16 disposals in the Suns’ 102-point loss to the Giants last weekend, was heavily criticised due to his body language and what some perceived to be a lack of effort.

Pickering said he was staggered at the reaction surrounding Ablett’s form.

“It was just outrageous the amount of articles written about Gary during the week, based on one game that wasn’t up to his normal standards when the rest of the team struggled,” Pickering said on SEN radio on Saturday.

“The first game he got eight coaches votes.

“I think there’s a big queue of people that have got nothing better to do than to take the long handle to Gary Ablett and I think it’s just disgusting personally.”

The former Geelong star told The Footy Show on Thursday night, he may even walk away from the game entirely at the end of the season, such are the personal issues he is dealing with.

Ablett requested a trade back home to Geelong at the end of last season due to family issues, but was denied by the club.

It now appears there are only two possible scenarios for Ablett in 2018.

He either retires from the game, or he plays for Geelong.