Dustin Martin’s father, Shane, sips a beer as he cheers up his son from a pub in New Zealand – after being deported from Australia over his bikie link
- Dustin Martin’s father is forced to watch the Grand Final from a pub in New Zealand
- The 52-year-old was deported in 2016 for his relationship with Rebels Bikies
- Shane Martin has put together a litany of drug trafficking and assault offenses
- Dustin won his third Norm Smith Medal in four years after scoring four goals
Shane Martin, 52, was deported to New Zealand in 2016 with authorities citing his criminal record and former links to the notorious Rebel biker gang.
Before the match against Geelong’s Cats at The Gabba on Brisbane, Martin is photographed with a beer ready to watch a game in a pub.
At part-time, she was seen with three other men in a posted photo Indonesia with text that reads ‘half-time shot received’.
Before the match against Geelong’s Cats at The Gabba in Brisbane, Shane Martin is pictured in a pub next to a beer ready to watch the match.
In the first half, he was seen with three other men in a picture with text that reads ‘half-time hit has been done’.
Tonight Dustin won his third Norm Smith Medal with 21 releases and four goals in the 2020 Grand Final
Tonight Dustin won his third Norm Smith Medal with 21 throws and four goals including one spectacular boundary shot from 50 meters that helped seal the match.
Her father tried to re-enter Australia earlier this year, but was immediately reversed by Border Force officers.
The heavily tattooed former bikie was born in New Zealand but is considered an Australian home after moving to New South Wales at the age of 20.
He joined the notorious Rebel crew, eventually rose to the role of club president and had three children in Australia, including Dustin.
Reaction of Shane ‘Kiwi’ Martin Embracing Australian Actress Rachel Griffiths After Richmond’s Victory at the 2019 AFL Grand Final
Shane Martin (right), father of AFL star Dustin (left) claims to have Indigenous heritage
But after a series of allegations of assault and drug trafficking, he was expelled from the country on the basis of character and forced to create a new one. live for himself in Auckland.
However, when the High Court ruled in February that Australians with Indigenous heritage could not be deported, he once again crossed the line.
Shane admitted to having an Aboriginal grandmother from Tasmania and arrived at Sydney Airport with a lawyer just days after the verdict.
But Australian authorities deny claims that he has Aboriginal ancestry.
At the time, Prime Minister Scott Morrison praised the Border Force for driving out convicted criminals.
“They are taking quick and beneficial action for them to do their job,” he said.
Home Secretary Peter Dutton also made no apology for closing the door on Dustin’s father.
“Part of the reason we kicked out people with a severe criminal history, like Mr. Martin, was because we wanted to make sure that people didn’t commit crimes again in our country,” Dutton told Nine Network at the time.
‘We have now canceled the visas of about 5,000 people, many of them involved in banned motorcycle gangs, which are the biggest distributors of amphetamines, ice in our country, destroying lives.
“This is a very clear message that if you come to our country as a Kiwi, a US citizen, as a citizen of any country in the world and you commit crimes in our country, you will be deported.”
But even though his father couldn’t be there to cheer him on in person, the 29-year-old Brownlow medalist proved he is among the best in the game.
Dustin Martin has claimed the best three appearances on the field in three Grand Finals over the past four years (pictured playing in the 2020 Grand Finals)
HOW DAD DUSTIN MARTIN IS FAMOUS THROUGHOUT THE DITCH:
2016: March – Shane Martin is deported from Australia for being linked to a bikie and criminal gangs
December – Martin and his three sons were given certificates confirming that they had Aboriginal heritage
2017: September – His son Dustin won the Brownlow Medal, the AFL’s highest individual award
– Only days later he led his team Richmond to victory in the Grand Final and was awarded the Norm Smith medal for best in the field.
2018: July – The High Court dismissed Martin Snr’s appeal against his decision to cancel his visa
2019: September – Richmond won its second premiership in three years and Martin was again crowned the best on the field
2020: February – The High Court ruling states that people of Aboriginal descent cannot be deported
– Martin Snr returned to Australia but was returned to NZ, despite claiming to have Indigenous heritage
2020: October – Dustin Martin claimed his third Norm Smith Medal in four years