Collingwood and the AFL are blasted for soft ‘non-penalty’ against Jordan De Goey
‘The actions did NOT match the words’: Collingwood and the AFL are criticized for soft ‘non-penalty’ against Jordan De Goey after Pies was beaten bad boy with suspended $25,000 fine for antics in Bali
- Collingwood and the AFL’s stance on Jordan de Goey has been raped
- The Pies star was given a $25,000 suspended fine for his Bali antics
- However, Fox Sports pundit Mark Robinson believes it was a ‘non-penalty’
Fox Sports pundit Mark Robinson has launched a scathing attack on the AFL and Collingwood for the ‘non-penalty’ handed over to Magpies star Jordan de Goey after his Bali antics.
De Goey was fined $25,000 on Tuesday after footage emerged of the midfielder pulling down a women’s top on a night out during the AFL club’s break.
The sentence has been suspended until the end of the season, pending good behaviour, with Pies and CEO Mark Anderson saying De Goey’s actions have shown “a lack of respect towards women”.
Collingwood and the AFL have been criticized for their handling of the Jordan de Goey saga (Photo: Magpies CEO Mark Anderson)
However, De Goey is available for selection this week and News Corp journalist Robinson said he was “stunned” by the leniency of the sentence given the 26-year-old’s record of off-field indiscretions.
“I’m kind of stunned that the AFL and Collingwood (didn’t come down harder). The way Mark Anderson spoke first in the press release and then spoke really strong, really powerful words, but the actions didn’t back up the words,” he said on AFL360.
“A suspended $25,000 fine, it’s not a fine, it’s an ‘if you do it again.’
“Well, maybe he won’t do it again, so what’s the penalty? Aside from the gross embarrassment that currently surrounds Jordan… Collingwood is just talking loud, but the actions aren’t quite appropriate.”
De Goey was fined $25k after a video surfaced of him pulling down a women’s top
Robinson added that the softness of the penalty is a step backwards for the AFL – with the league working hard to promote the women’s game.
“I’m really disappointed in the AFL, I’m incredibly disappointed. Don’t sit there, AFL and Collingwood, and tell everyone from your soapbox that respect for women is paramount and then make sure you don’t get fined,” he said.
‘What should women think of this? I wish we now had a table of 10 women and said what do you think of today’s events and look what they honestly think…women have every right to sit there and the AFL and Collingwood and the two female soccer players teams and two korfball teams in Collingwood, they have every right to walk in and say, ‘What’s going on? What is going on here? How many chances does this guy get in life?’
Fox Sports pundit Mark Robinson claims Collingwood had to be tougher against De Goey
The expert suggested a more just punishment would have been a $25,000 fine.
Meanwhile, Gerard Whateley expressed fears that the Bali saga could derail Collingwood’s season, with Craig McRae’s side well and truly in the final.
“Last we saw Collingwood’s they were lively, that’s the best word I can think of. They breathe out, they come back together and their club is besieged by the actions of one player and they’ve tackled all of that in the past two days when he hasn’t,” said Whateley.
“If this goes pear-shaped from here, it’s not hard to imagine how much resentment there is there.”