Triple-premiership winning Brisbane Lions excellent Jonathon Brown says Collingwood president Eddie McGuires double-standards in the media have been harming the club.
Speaking on Fox Footy program On the Couch, Brown accepted the Magpies had found themselves in an especially sticky scenario with Steele Sidebottoms infection breaches, however believed McGuires outspoken media presence was ultimately doing more harm than good.
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The Magpies president has actually been under fire ever considering that star Sidebottom was handed a four-match restriction for drunkenly breaching the AFLs rigorous coronavirus procedures.
In the days given that the Sidebottom incident, the coronavirus break out in Melbourne has actually required all Victorian teams to transfer interstate to keep the season alive, while numerous suburban areas have been put under stage three lockdown once again.
McGuires singing viewpoints about gamers from other clubs breaching limitations, in addition to the Jack Steven legend earlier in the year, have actually ultimately returned to bite him, Brown stated.
” I believe youve got to ask yourself always: Am I injuring the footy or assisting club?” Brown stated.
” At the moment, the coach Nathan Buckley is needing to safeguard the footy club, having to protect Eddies comments.
” Last week (McGuire) didnt need to say he was “happy” of Steele Sidebottom. All he needed to say was hes had a tidy record for 12 years.
” At the minute, Eddie is hurting the Collingwood footy club, because if youre going to win a premiership– and theyre an authentic opportunity of winning– you do not desire any choppy waters around.
” Ive been involved in these campaigns and it can rapidly topple.
” You need to keep them as smooth as possible and administrators, particularly, require to remain as much as they can out of the football side of things– as much as the challenge is for Eddie with the media situation.”
I like the passion Eddie has for the club. However, his media profile and functions brings an enormous quantity of heat and hatred towards the club Something has actually got to give and that collision course appears closer by the day.
Eddie McGuire fends off hypocrite criticism
In a tense conversation on Triple M early morning radio on Monday, McGuire went back and forth with co-host, former AFL gamer Luke Darcy.
” No one seems to get nuances in this world and everybody wants to choose the gotcha and youre a hypocrite and all the rest of it,” McGuire argued.
” My point then entering into that was you truly need to go hard on this to make certain that the players, who possibly dont get the papers or do not get it in some cases or as (Matthew Lloyd) states theyll muck up, you go hard to set the tone.
” The point about going hard I think was well made. Recently what happened was Steele Sidebottom, he did something ridiculous and he got a 4 week suspension.
” Compared to where the other suspensions were, it was and the point that was made in quotes manifestly unfair is the term thats utilized that you need to get approved for if youre going to appeal at the Tribunal on the measure of individuals being suspended.
” The bottom line is Steele Sidebottom and Collingwood accepted the choice so theres no hypocrisy in that at all, I do not comprehend the hypocrisy.”