See - I look at what’s behind the story rather than the headline.
First - Let’s look at how Walker’s conversation with Lever was leaked to the media - Private conversations should say private which is one of the problems in todays society - Do you reckon Walker may have had the same conversation with Dangerfield ? But it has never been released publically - The Lever family has made 'oafs’of themselves with their public comments and obviously Lever’s manager has lost control the situation.
Once the conversation was leaked into the public domain, Walker could have hidden behind the cloak of anonymity, but instead was prepared to speak publically as the captain of AFC - And Walker didn’t try to ‘gild the lily’ when he spoke of his conversation with Lever - That’s strong leadership ! Do you think Gibbs would have got more money at Adelaide when he’s in the top 2 or 3 paid players Carlton ? Aceman has posted many times that Adelaide has a strict pay structure, so it’s doubtful Gibbs would get more money at Adelaide, when he is extremely well renumerated at Carlton.
Finally, why shouldn’t Walker be upset that a three year player is leaving AFC for more money which would make him about the highest paid player at AFC - Walker as Captain of AFC wants a committed group that stays together to win premierships - Walker is sending a clear message to the playing group.