Former Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says Jordan De Goey made an error in travelling to Bali throughout the membership’s mid-season bye.
De Goey was filmed partying in a Bali bar, mimicking a sexual act to the digicam and later showing to try to show a girl’s breast as she lay on a bar, with the lady batting him away.
A lot has been made from De Goey’s resolution to journey to Bali throughout his break given his chequered historical past and within the midst of contract negotiations, with the 26-year-old unsigned past 2022.
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De Goey has since spoken out in opposition to the protection of the video, however Buckley, his former coach, informed Fox Footy’s Finest On Floor he wouldn’t have suggested him to journey to Bali.
“What I’d say, taking all of the paraphernalia round it out, I don’t assume it was a very good resolution to go to Bali,” he mentioned.
“I do know that the membership have been criticised for that, however you don’t maintain your gamers palms like they’re preschool youngsters.
“You’ve obtained to deal with them like adults when they’re adults and at 26 years of age you’re an grownup. Jordy has to take accountability for the choice to go over, he has to take accountability for the place that he has put himself in and the membership in.
“There’s been a complete heap that has come from it and there’s a complete heap that can come from it sadly.
“The remainder of his teammates and his employees have been away on their break attempting to get some r&r and on a Friday evening or Saturday morning they’re dealing with this.
“I don’t know the way a lot coronary heart house and headspace they’re going to get, sadly.”
In his Instagram put up, De Goey mentioned media had created an “uneducated, bias and ill-informed narrative that has gone too far”.
It was a stance that stunned former St Kilda nice Nick Riewoldt given it didn’t tackle the “optics” of the video in Bali.
“He‘s gone on the entrance foot and as individuals generally say, one of the best type of defence is an effective offence,” he mentioned.
“He’s definitely gone on the assault it it’s most likely the other of what I used to be anticipating when it comes to a press release.
‘I most likely would’ve acknowledged the optics of the state of affairs. Then if you happen to’re searching for form of an out, you’d make a press release round freedom of gamers and the actual fact gamers are grown-ups and make their very own selections.
“There are such a lot of layers to this with inside form of the one incident; clearly there was the pulling of the clothes and the truth that he was in Bali and that was criticised previous to any of the opposite stuff. There are such a lot of layers.”