The Footy Show & # 39; s Eddie McGuire and Damian Barrett face history

A heated exchange between Eddie McGuire (pictured) and AFL journalist Damian Barrett allegedly shook the walls & # 39; of The Footy Show studios before last week's episode

According to reports, a heated exchange between Eddie McGuire and AFL journalist Damian Barrett & # 39; shook the walls & # 39; of the studies of The Footy Show before the episode last week.

The tensions "faded" when the couple came across a story that Barrett broke a week earlier, related to the positive drug test by Collingwood player Sam Murray, the Herald Sun newspaper reported.

It was said that McGuire, the president of Collingwood, had had problems with the story, which was originally planned to air on the show two Thursdays ago.

A heated exchange between Eddie McGuire (pictured) and AFL journalist Damian Barrett allegedly shook the walls & # 39; of The Footy Show studios before last week's episode

A heated exchange between Eddie McGuire (pictured) and AFL journalist Damian Barrett allegedly shook the walls & # 39; of The Footy Show studios before last week's episode

Barrett published a story on AFL.com.au about a player who plays for McGuire's team, Collingwood, involved in a drug scandal

Barrett published a story on AFL.com.au about a player who plays for McGuire's team, Collingwood, involved in a drug scandal

Barrett published a story on AFL.com.au about a player who plays for McGuire's team, Collingwood, involved in a drug scandal

Instead, Barrett broke it at AFL.com.au, saying he had not confirmed the details in time to broadcast on The Footy Show.

"I got a call on Wednesday night about the possibility of this story from Sam Murray," Barrett, considered one of the best news developers in the business, told the podcast The Sounding Board last week.

"It came from a very good source, but it came in an extremely bland manner … I told the producer of The Footy Show on Thursday, but I also told him that he had nothing to deal with until he got more.

The tensions "faded" when the couple came across a story that Barrett broke a week earlier, about the positive drug test done by Collingwood player Sam Murray (pictured)

The tensions "faded" when the couple came across a story that Barrett broke a week earlier, about the positive drug test done by Collingwood player Sam Murray (pictured)

The tensions "faded" when the couple came across a story that Barrett broke a week earlier, about the positive drug test done by Collingwood player Sam Murray (pictured)

McGuire is the president of the Collingwood club, but insists he is not in conflict with his two separate roles

McGuire is the president of the Collingwood club, but insists he is not in conflict with his two separate roles

McGuire is the president of the Collingwood club, but insists he is not in conflict with his two separate roles

When asked if he had told McGuire his plans to break the story, Barrett replied: "No, I did not.

That's not unusual either because I did not have anything. I could not look him in the eye and say & # 39; I'm about to go with this story & # 39; & # 39; or & # 39; & # 39; I should be going? & # 39; & # 39; I did not have anything else, "Barrett said.

Barrett said he had almost confirmed the story when he left The Footy Show two weeks ago.

Barrett said he had almost confirmed the story when he left The Footy Show two weeks ago.

Barrett said he had almost confirmed the story when he left The Footy Show two weeks ago.

Barrett said he had almost confirmed the story when he left The Footy Show two weeks ago.

"I was walking down the stairs, I felt the phone go out in my pocket, I took a look when I got into the car after turning it on," he said.

"Then I was talking on the phone for half an hour with someone, who did not confirm it, but it made me think," OK, this is correct. & # 39;

& # 39; Then I thought & # 39; Okay, what am I going to do with that & # 39; & # 39; … You've been in these situations when we can not pick it up for the Footy Show, you have to upload it somewhere else. & # 39;

Barrett passed the story to AFL Media the next morning.

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