According to AFL Legend Malcolm Blight, the peer-voted Most Valuable Player award is the most overrated award there is.
Brownlow favourite Tom Mitchell won the AFL Players’ Association MVP award on Thursday night but the Hall of Famer believes that players voting on each other is confusing.
“These are the most over-rated awards in the whole of the world,” Blight told 5AA.
“Players voting on themselves, half of them say they don’t ever watch a game, they don’t even watch their teammates half of them.
“Blokes in the media … would know who played better than most players in the whole comp and I think the media awards are actually higher, they know more about the players who play well.
“It is the most ridiculous awards.”
Blight was also unhappy with the decision of the selectors choosing Lance Franklin as the captain of the team when he isn’t even a captain of his own club.
“You have already got a captain in there of the West Coast Eagles who finished second on the ladder in the name of Shannon Hurn, and you pick a captain who is not captain of his club, never has been, never will be … wow, what a decision, I can’t believe it,” he said.
“Strangest decision I have seen in the All-Australian team in the last 10 years.”
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