Collingwood’s penalty handed to Jordan De Goey for final weekend’s incident in Bali has copped extra criticism from soccer pundits.
De Goey was handed a suspended $25,000 effective till the top of the season pending good behaviour, with the membership and its CEO Mark Anderson “strongly condemning” his abroad antics and expressing disappointment in the best way it “demonstrated disrespect in the direction of girls.”
Fox Footy’s AFL 360 co-host Marl Robinson already hit out on the “robust speaking” Collingwood, claiming the sanctions didn’t align with its messaging.
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And talking on SEN radio on Wednesday morning, Port Adelaide nice Kane Cornes was additionally left underwhelmed by the Magpies’ punishment to De Goey, who cited an ADHD analysis final 12 months for a motive behind his behaviour in his personal written apology.
As he has beforehand, Cornes additionally held Collingwood accountable for letting the out-of-contract star get on the aircraft to Bali within the first place given his chequered historical past, calling for the membership to evaluation its processes.
“‘Disrespect to girls can’t be tolerated and Jordan understands the importance of this. I’d have thought most likely 4 video games and a $10,000 effective,” Cornes informed SEN SA Breakfast.
“And to listen to nothing — he hasn’t been sanctioned. Let’s lower absolutely the c**p — there isn’t any effective, there isn’t any penalty. So how critically have they taken it?”
“I need to ask Collingwood: Have they reviewed their processes that allowed Jordan De Goey to get on the aircraft?
“You’ve acquired a participant who has been recognized with a behavioural problem in December, and all the problems which have gone on with him in his previous, and he has come to you on the midway level of the season if you get 4 days off – you don’t get three weeks — and he stated, ‘hey I’m fascinated by going to Bali. Do you suppose it is a good thought?’
“I would like them to return and evaluation their processes. There was no point out of that from Mark Anderson — absolutely the failing of the Collingwood Soccer Membership to permit a participant with a behavioural problem and the previous indiscretions that he’s acquired to go abroad.
“To the purpose the place his aircraft is delayed and he misses coaching. Properly that’s what occurs if you’re abroad, that’s what you place your self in danger at.
“Has Collingwood sanctioned themselves for letting him go? They’re not innocent in all of this… I feel it’s comical the best way that they’ve dealt with it.”
The Magpies have parked contract talks with De Goey within the fallout and withdrawn a $3.4 million four-year provide as he approaches free company.
Cornes believes De Goey would nonetheless attraction to a rival membership at a $550,000-$600,000 per season price ticket, however not what he’s beforehand been touted as, with North Melbourne in 2018 tabling him a godfather provide value $5 million over 5 years.
Though he wasn’t handed an official video games ban, De Goey’s availability for Sunday’s conflict in opposition to the GWS Giants stays up within the air a sport the place the Magpies are trying to find their fourth-straight win.
The 26-year outdated missed a coaching once more on Wednesday as he prepares to talk publicly for the primary time in individual within the coming days.
Brownlow medallist Gerard Healy additionally took exception to Collingwood giving De Goey a suspended effective, sarcastically calling it a penalty “for a draconian 60 days”.
“It was a traditional apology straight from the crisis-management handbook with De Goey saying all the proper issues: falling on his sword, vowing to get higher, once more,” he stated on 3AW’s Sportsday.
“And simply in case there was any doubt about how severe the membership thought this was, they handed him a savage $25,000 effective. Properly, kind of, as a result of it’s suspended. Not for the remainder of his days at Collingwood, not for 4 years if he indicators, and even two years, however for eight weeks in the event that they miss the finals and every week or two extra in the event that they play in September. Yep – suspended for a draconian 60 days.
“Now, in case you don‘t suppose he deserved a penalty – and I settle for that was a debatable argument for some – then don’t give him one.
“But when Collingwood thinks he has badly wronged the membership, as we simply heard Mark Anderson say and his apology attests, then a suspended effective, given his current historical past, merely doesn‘t wash. Doesn’t move the wonderful pub take a look at. In reality, it doesn’t move any take a look at of punishment becoming the crime.”
Legendary coach Leigh Matthews additionally weighed in on the matter, labelling Collingwood’s dealing with of it “model safety”.
“Lots of people had been offended by this and took is as a disrespect of ladies. As soon as that’s begin being felt across the neighborhood you get into model safety — that’s Collingwood’s problem,” he stated.
“One, we‘ve acquired a participant who might help us win video games of footy on his good day, so we don’t need to destroy that at this cut-off date.
“However for our model safety we‘ve acquired to look like we’ve jumped on this, and definitely by the phrases of the assertion it’s been jumped on.
“These statements written by a PR individual, fastidiously worded – I believe Jordan De Goey‘s (Instagram submit) might need been a person one.
“However Collingwood has sanctioned him in a sanction that can be least damaging to their trigger, however a minimum of they’ve imposed a sanction.”
Matthews nonetheless thought there’s a very good likelihood De Goey would stay within the black and white stripes past 2022.
“I assure if he pays nicely any further and Collingwood goes OK any further, in three months’ time this can simply be a nasty reminiscence,” he stated.