Franklin criticism without grounds

Ted Richards

Former Sydney defender Ted Richards says criticism of Buddy Franklin is unnecessary and without grounds.

The Swans were fired out of the 2017 Grand Final race on Friday night be a dominant Geelong, with Franklin failing to kick a goal.

Richards (pictured) says the failure by the club to win a flag since Franklins arrival at the club just doesn’t make sense, with Franklin continuing to lead from the front every week.