AFL greats Gary Lyon and Tim Watson questioned Sidebottom’s role in the leadership group after he was suspended for four games last season for breaching AFL COVID protocols.
Adams defended his teammate on Twitter by explaining that the Magpies use a democratic system to vote on who should be in the leadership group and Sidebottom was voted in by his peers.
Our leaders are chosen by using a system of democracy. The people that are most influenced by Steele, make the final decision. And those people vote on what they see day in day out, over a long period of time.
— Taylor Adams (@taylor_adams13) February 25, 2021