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‘Devastated’ Brisbane Lions star Mitch Robinson slams coach Chris Fagan as he retires

Shattered Lions veteran Mitch Robinson has confirmed he has played his last game in the AFL after his side beat Geelong in Friday night’s preliminary round.

The 33-year-old midfielder posted the game on Instagram – and didn’t mince words when it came to coach Chris Fagan.

“Devastated Fages wouldn’t allow me to personally share this with fans and my teammates but I think this is fussy,” he wrote on Friday.

“It was an absolute privilege to put on the Fitzroy and Lions sweater!

“Thank you all for the last eight years, I will never forget the love you all have shown me, Emma and my children.

“I’ve put it all out there every single game, love you all.”

Robinson, 33, made 247 career appearances for Carlton and Brisbane after making his debut in 2009.

He joined the Lions in late 2014 after 100 games with the Blues.

The hardened midfielder was the Lions’ best and fairest winner in his first season at the club in 2015.

In Robinson’s last game for Brisbane, little Premier Geelong demonstrated his class with an impressive 71-point win.

The style of football was scintillating at times, with Tom Hawkins scoring four goals and Patrick Dangerfield having 29 disposals to his name.

The Cats have won their last 15 straight games and have been absolutely dominant.

They meet the winners of Sydney and Collingwood in the grand final on September 24th at the MCG.

Young gun Max Holmes was in distress after limping away in the third quarter with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

He’ll be racing the clock to be there for the big dance and was spotted banging the grass in frustration realizing he could miss the biggest game of the season.

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