Most powerful women in the AFL REFUSE to speak out about Jordan De Goey
In the wake of Jordan De Goey’s Bali scandal, only one prominent female AFL power broker has spoken out about Collingwood’s “outrageous” sentence for attempting to expose a woman’s breast in an outrageous video.
Former Vice President of Western Bulldogs and AFLW pioneer, Susan Alberti was the only influential woman involved in the game willing to comment, saying she was “fed up” with the lack of respect for women.
De Goey made headlines last week when videos emerged of the Magpies making vulgar, sexual gestures and trying to take off friend Remy Jackson’s top as she knocked it off at a party in Bali during a mid-season break.
He was fined $25,000 by Collingwood, the amount of which was suspended in full until the end of the season, and faced no additional penalties from the AFL.
Jordan De Goey (right) photographed parties with friend Remy Jackson in Bali last week
Former Western Bulldogs president Susan Alberti has dismissed Collingwood’s response to the Jordan De Goey scandal
Alberti called the suspended fine “outrageous” and said both Collingwood and the AFL simply need to be tougher on players when it comes to disrespectful behavior towards women.
“It’s like a good behavioral bond. Where if you’re a good boy you don’t have to pay for it,” she said to the Herald Sunwho had contacted 11 other female AFL power brokers — all of whom declined to comment.
‘But how many more times is he going to do this? Enough is enough.’
In videos deleted since then, De Goey tries to remove Jackson’s (pictured) top
Eagle-eyed fans will recall that De Goey used that exact phrase when he complained about the attention he was getting from the media in a statement that reportedly caught the club by surprise shortly after the incident.
“I want to openly address the relentless pursuit and persecution of athletes by the media… it’s time for a change. #enoughisenough,” he posted on Instagram.
‘Enough is enough’ is a slogan used by many charities and government organizations to denounce violence against women, and the fact that Alberti also used the words shows how much De Goey missed a trick.
Susan Alberti (center) at a women’s footy event in May
Prominent anti-violence campaigner and former VFA footy star Phil Cleary said “masculine rights at the expense of women have reared its ugly head” and much more needs to be done by both Collingwood and the AFL.
“There’s a problem at the club and in the AFL because they don’t have the right people talking about the issue of women’s rights and what respect actually looks like,” he said.
Cleary knows what violent and disrespectful behavior from a man towards a woman can mean – his sister Vicki was murdered by her boyfriend in 1987.
Jordan De Goey (center) distances himself from the club after the incident in Bali
De Goey apologized in an official club statement on Tuesday, revealing that he “tried to become more aware of why I make the mistakes I make” after being diagnosed with ADHD.
The club also announced that he would be taking some personal leave and will miss this weekend’s game against GWS.
Alberti said the lack of a club-imposed suspension or actual fine meant Collingwood missed an opportunity to argue that De Goey’s behavior is “not at our club”.
“They can be leaders, they can really lead the way,” she said.
“They might say… this isn’t the culture at our club, we’re going to show the rest of the world or the rest of the AFL that this just isn’t the case and won’t be allowed.”
Susan Alberti has a long history of involvement at the AFL level and is highly respected
De Goey wasn’t the only Collingwood player to run into trouble regarding the treatment of women.
Jack Ginnivan and Isaac Quaynor had to apologize this week after a TikTok video surfaced of them judging women in a viral game.
The since-deleted video shows the couple in bed together, both shirtless, laughing as they rated various women and their physical features.
Isaac Quaynor (left) and Jack Ginnivan (right) also ran into trouble this week
It comes as a report revealed that the AFL no longer provides personal training on responsibility and respect for players.
Instead, the training is delivered through online modules and consists of six components: gender inequality, consent, violence against women, how to file a complaint, appropriate use of social media and a case study on inappropriate behavior in public and on social media .
Whether online training would have the same level of engagement and level of education is hard to measure, but former NRL consultant on gender issues, Catharine Lumby, believes continuing education is key.
“These aren’t just ordinary young men and so I think it’s the duty of the sports they play for to give them really good, fact-based education that works, so they have a chance to really think about the consequences.” of their behavior. on others,” she said in The record of the era†
AFLW player Kate McCarthy believes online training has not been effective for AFL players
All-Australian AFLW player Kate McCarthy supported those claims, saying that ‘engagement can be limited’ with online training – and offered to talk about her experience in the industry.
“I think the training itself is good and the concepts great, but maybe it needs to be a little more thorough given some of the recent issues,” she said.
“I would certainly like to share my experiences with the men in the players to show what kind of differences we experience.”