Jordan De Goey was absent from Collingwood’s headquarters on Monday as he was labelled “unrecruitable” following his journey to Bali in the course of the membership’s bye week.
The Magpies star is on the centre of one other off-field scandal after seemed to be seen tugging at a girl’s prime in a video posted to Instagram.
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Video footage of the 26-year-old partying in Bali unfold throughout the web and has put him nicely and actually on the recent seat with AFL legends and pundits blasting the star’s mid-season antics.
On Saturday the girl within the movies, Remy Jackson, spoke out concerning the backlash and threw her help behind De Goey.
On the weekend De Goey posted a press release to Instagram slamming media retailers for “the relentless pursuit and persecution of athletes”.
He didn’t seem at Collingwood in the present day, lacking the afternoon coaching session, with star defender Jeremy Howe talking as he left the membership.
“He wasn’t in in the present day in order a membership we’ll cope with it once we see him head to head,” Howe defined.
“He’s simply taken a day. Understandably that he’s clearly had a time without work so we’ll contact base when he comes again in.
“He’s not nice – there’s clearly a good bit happening. Give him a little bit of house however be there to help him, till we get to see him, clearly we’ll cope with it then.”
De Goey isn’t anticipated again on the membership till Wednesday following his controversial mid-season journey to Bali. The Magpies play the Giants on Sunday of their spherical 15 conflict.
The midfielder is out of contract on the finish of this season and pundits imagine De Goey is now “unrecruitable” and golf equipment may have little urge for food to commerce for him given his latest indiscretions.
Revered AFL broadcaster Gerard Whateley criticised De Goey’s “woe-is-me” perspective and mentioned different golf equipment had been shocked Collingwood hadn’t suspended him.
“Solely Collingwood is aware of the parameters it put in place round De Goey’s behaviour in the beginning of the yr and what behaviour, significantly in the case of his conduct towards ladies, would represent additional sanction,” Whateley wrote on SEN’s web site.
“He was supplied a clear slate and he has squandered it.
“Having spoken with the leaders of different golf equipment throughout the weekend, to an individual they had been resolute they’d droop De Goey.
“Idiotic doesn’t even scratch the floor was the sentiment from multiple present day participant.
“Among the many questions going through De Goey is how critical is he about his skilled soccer profession and the sacrifices which might be required?
“The reply to that query may have a significant say in his future. I feel he’s unrecruitable now.
“No membership with a straight face might clarify to its senior gamers why you’d offer 1,000,000 greenback deal to lure De Goey.
“He’s Collingwood’s asset, he’s Collingwood’s drawback and he’s Collingwood’s duty.”
Collingwood reportedly pulled a four-year, $3.2 million contract off the desk over the weekend.
AFL commentators agreed De Goey’s commerce worth has plummeted after his newest off area scandal.
“It definitely places extra seeds of doubt in different golf equipment that had been contemplating having a crack at him as a free agent and attempting to get him to the soccer membership,” Leigh Montagna mentioned on Fox Footy’s First Crack.
“If there was already some issues whether or not it’s at board degree or membership degree discussing can we or don’t we, what are the dangers versus rewards — this simply provides one other layer to it. It would put a number of golf equipment off.
“We all know he’s a matchwinner, we all know he’s bought high-level expertise, he’s a gun participant within the competitors, I do assume that, however now possibly some golf equipment would possibly assume the chance is just not well worth the reward.”
4-time premiership participant Jordan Lewis added: “We’ve seen so many examples during the last 5 to 10 years when the sport has turn into extra system-based than people starring,” he mentioned.
“There’s so many examples to say that one participant can’t win you a premiership or change the best way you go about it, however it may definitely influence the group. I feel on this case the bargaining energy is getting much less and fewer.
“If I’m one other membership, if I’m a participant at one other membership and concerned within the management group and key determination makers, I don’t assume I’d be wanting on the Jordan De Goey state of affairs.
“I feel different golf equipment can be wanting previous the soccer aspect. You wish to get folks in – and I don’t know him admittedly – you wish to get folks in to construct tradition and perceive that that’s an important factor that results in efficiency, and that’s the one query mark over him.”