I read on another forum there was a suggestion this video was a cut and paste job! Now I freely admit technology is not my strong suit but how would one go about cutting and pasting and inserting that into an official blue tick celeb's instagram story?
Anyway why is it seen to be such a big deal from the media about who or where Dustin Martin spends his holiday time? The level of incredulity is interesting and certainly over the top with almost an element of disdain. Even the media carry on regarding leaving his car at the MCG or the hiring of a driver to take him to Sam Lloyd's wedding was ridiculous - where was the praise for showing a level of maturity regarding NOT drinking and driving? Tatts and a hair style do not make someone a 'bad boy of the AFL" of which Dustin Martin has been labelled rather unfairly in my opinion and it seems to be a view that the media are desperate to perpetuate.
As Jack R said on AFL360 after the grand final - Dustin is a megastar. The incredible natural talent added to hard work and a very team first attitude has resulted in an elite athlete who on a world stage would be far more celebrated. AFL is uniquely Australian and we can become very used to seeing the uniquely talented do extraordinary things on a weekly basis. Martin makes the difficult look incredibly easy and as he does it so often it becomes commonplace to us and we tend to take for granted what is right in front of us.
Who knows if Martin has already spent time these holidays with other top class athletes as it's only due to her own instagram that we know about Serena Williams and from there it has become known of the upcoming meet up with Tom Brady. Williams and Brady, two athletes with great success and longevity in their chosen sports and who better to spend time with prior to heading back to Australia ready to prepare again for the upcoming footy season, especially because at the start of 2019 Martin himself opened up about his struggle with motivation & mental health issues in 2018 off the back of the incredible heights of 2017. The growth and maturity of Dustin Martin over the past 10 years has been a pleasure to watch and long may he mingle with superstar sportspeople as he celebrates premierships.