Eddie McGuire is caught hypocritical about COVID-19 footy posture just days after one of his team’s players was caught and the lockdown broke
- Eddie McGuire was a guest on the television show Footy Classified on April 29
- He said that any AFL player who broke the COVID-19 rules should be fined $ 100,000
- His team player, Steele Sidebottom, broke the COVID-19 rules while drunk
Collingwood President Eddie McGuire has been caught demanding that any AFL player who breaks lockdown rules be fined $ 100,000 and banned for the rest of the season – shortly before downplaying an offense by a member of his team.
McGuire said the AFL should impose serious ban and fines on players who violate the COVID-19 protocol when it appeared on the April 29 show on the Footy Classified TV show.
“So maybe it should be $ 100,000 and be suspended for the year,” said McGuire.
The Magpies boss’s rant surfaced after criticizing the four-week suspension of one of his players, Steele Sidebottom, 29, who violated COVID-19 restrictions on a boozy night out with teammates.
Eddie McGuire said the AFL should impose serious ban and fines on players violating the COVID-19 protocol when it appeared on the April 29 show on the Footy Classified TV show.
One of the panelists, Matthew Lloyd, told McGuire that players will continue to break the rules and that the clubs cannot do anything about it.
“Well, you know what, we say that all the time,” “Like the naughty guys.” “But no, it must be the last time. Really, ”McGuire replied.
McGuire said if the AFL continues to lose money due to coronavirus blockages, no one will have a job in 2021.
The show’s host then broke up McGuire and tried to move the conversation to another topic.
But McGuire spoke about him, saying he hopes his suggestion will come up at the AFL Players’ Association members meeting, which will be held on the evening of the program.
“So maybe it should be $ 100,000 and be suspended for the year,” said McGuire
The Magpies boss’s rant surfaced after criticizing the four-week suspension of one of his players, Steele Sidebottom, 29, who violated COVID-19 restrictions during a boozy night out with teammates
Sidebottom and teammate Lynden Dunn, 33, spent Saturday night with teammate Jeremy Howe, who suffered an injury to the season the night before.
While at Howe’s home, Sidebottom’s heavy drinking triggered a series of events.
Dunn went straight home, Sidebottom took an Uber to the home of Daniel Wells, a former teammate, which was another offense for not being part of Collingwood’s COVID-19 compliant bubble.
Sidebottom finally went home at 7:30 am the next day and the police found him wandering the streets of Williamstown.
McGuire tried to downplay Sidebottom’s actions on Footy Classified.
“Nowadays, you can cure cancer in the media and get a parking ticket on Monday, and the main character is the parking ticket,” McGuire said.
He claimed that the star player had simply been drinking too much whiskey and that it had affected him.