Eddie McGuire branded a ‘nasty bastard’ in vicious war of words over Jordan De Goey on live radio
Eddie McGuire has been called a ‘nasty bastard’ by one of Australia’s biggest radio stars in a brutal 20-minute war of words that came shortly after the ex-president of Collingwood scolded troubled star Jordan De Goey for living in a ‘parallel universe’ .
Radio 3AW DJ Neil Mitchell had a hateful 30-minute clash with McGuire on Thursday morning when the pair got heads up over a diagnosis of De Goey’s attention deficit disorder, which emerged after the midfielder was punished by the club for his Bali party video.
On Wednesday night, McGuire claimed Mitchell was “mocking” the midfielder’s condition by insinuating that he was only making it public to divert attention from the scandal. He also took issue with the broadcaster calling the player a “Bali boofhead.”
He then accused Mitchell of lying to him and sending the subjects of his stories to “very dark places,” which drew an outraged response from the radio king of Melbourne.
Former Collingwood President Eddie McGuire has berated troubled star Jordan De Goey, declaring he lives in a ‘parallel universe’ before getting into an ugly war of words on the radio
Radio 3AW star Neil Mitchell (pictured) called McGuire a “nasty bastard” during Thursday morning’s exchange
‘This is the same Eddie who called’ [Indigenous AFL star] Adam Goodes “King Kong” and wanted to drown [footy journalist] Caroline Wilson at the Big Freeze,” he said.
“To paraphrase Julia Gillard, this man won’t lecture me on decency.”
McGuire didn’t take that lightly.
“I’ve got two people I know you went after,” he retorted.
‘It didn’t end well. I respect you as a broadcaster, but sometimes you make a mistake.’
Speaking to Footy Classified on Wednesday night, McGuire stated that the 26-year-old midfielder is “living on the edge” and being consumed by a world dominated by Love Island, Married at First Sight and TikTok.
De Geoy has now personal leave from the Magpies following his now infamous Bali mid-season jaunt.
The club confirmed that it has moved away to ‘focus on his well-being” and will not play against GWS in the MCG this weekend.
McGuire also stated that De Goey was on parole at Collingwood but deserved one last chance.
“Jordie’s been living on the edge, if you will,” McGuire said on Footy Classified.
McGuire said Wednesday night on Footy Classified that De Goey, 26, is “living on the edge” and being consumed by a world dominated by Love Island, Married at First Sight and TikTok (pictured, with clubber Remy Jackson)
Former bad boy Brendan Fevola of Carlton and Brisbane warned De Goey he risked wasting his AFL career – just as the attacker himself did due to a series of off-field incidents – if he doesn’t address his behavior (pictured, his infamous drunken antics at the Brownlow Medal in 2009)
“He went and got the tattoos, he goes to the fights, he hangs out with biker communities sometimes and things like that.
“These kids watch Love Island, they watch MAFS (Married at First Sight), they don’t read the Financial Times and they sit on TikTok and do those things.
“He lives in a parallel universe that he has to get from there to here, which is what we expect from AFL football players and people in the general community.
“But if it hasn’t sunk by this time, this will be its last.”
Former Carlton and Brisbane bad boy Brendan Fevola warned De Goey he could be at risk of wasting his AFL career – just as the full striker himself did due to a series of off-field incidents – if he doesn’t address his behaviour.
“He’s going down a similar path — he’s out of chances,” Fevola said on Fox FM.
“He can make millions of dollars playing the game he loves, if he puts his head in it.
“You’ve been given a gift… head down, buttocks up… earn the respect back.
On Tuesday, Collingwood said De Goey’s antics in Bali were “disrespectful to women and unacceptable” and he was given a suspended $25,000 fine.
It followed images surfacing on social media of De Goey partying, making lewd gestures and reaching for the top of glamorous partygoer Remy Jackson (pictured) at Seminyak hotspot Motel Mexicola last weekend.
“I just think he needs to find some people who can help him.”
At first, De Goey was far from apologetic, saying that intensive media scrutiny “will end in tragedy if no one says anything.”
On Tuesday, Collingwood said De Goey’s antics in Bali were “disrespectful to women and unacceptable.”
The midfielder was ultimately remorseful, admitting his behavior was unacceptable, before pointing to his ADHD diagnosis last year as the catalyst for many of his bad life decisions.
It followed images surfacing on social media last weekend of De Goey partying, making lewd gestures and reaching for the top of glamorous partygoer Remy Jackson at Seminyak hotspot Motel Mexicola.
De Giey was fined $25,000 which has been suspended until the end of the season – meaning if he stays out of trouble, the much sought-after star, who is also being courted by St Kilda, won’t have to cough up a dime.