January 18, 2022

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‘Over-puffed windbag’: Another Eddie media stoush

Eddie McGuire is in the thick of things again.

McGuire previous 7 days urged the Cats to be clear about the instances encompassing the incident, which saw Steven admitted to medical center with a stab wound, and questioned why coach Chris Scott held a push conference but refused to delve deeper into the situation.

It prompted a war of terms among McGuire and Geelong president Colin Carter immediately after he declared his Magpies counterpart was “hopelessly conflicted”.

Distinguished 3AW radio host Neil Mitchell also received caught into McGuire.

“Don’t anybody accuse Eddie McGuire of hypocrisy or he’s behaving like a globe champion hypocrite at the instant,” Mitchell claimed.

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“Don’t accuse him of a conflict of fascination or nearly anything like that since he will go feral. Just after all, he’s ‘Untouchable Eddie’.

“Eddie claimed Geelong need to just come cleanse on what occurred with Jack Steven obtaining stabbed, just explain to us what occurred. Colin Carter responded pointing out there was a conflict among staying a president of a club and a soccer commentator, which is painfully legitimate and obvious typically when Eddie opens his mouth, which is typically.”

It didn’t acquire very long for McGuire to strike again.

“My stage was the exact on Friday as it is now, which has been misreported and in particular yesterday maliciously by that about-puffed up windbag on 3AW Neil Mitchell who uses factors at his very own volition,” McGuire claimed on Triple M.

“What we claimed on Friday and we say in this article these days is if you are not heading to get questioned the dilemma that is pertinent do not place the individual up in front of the media regardless of whether it’s the coach or the player alone.

“Otherwise the journos there are to inquire the inquiries that are the most pertinent in the situation. Not for them, if he’s proper to remedy the inquiries place them ahead if you are not, you do not inquire them.”

The discussion exploded again on Footy Labeled on Wednesday evening when McGuire identified himself in the middle of a heated discussion with Sam McClure and Caroline Wilson about the Steven stabbing and the media’s dealing with of the situation.

McGuire claimed the media is there to uncover the reality and inquire the difficult inquiries.

He claimed he would have advised McClure: “Son, there’s the vehicle, get in it and do not come back” if he hadn’t questioned Steven to disclose facts encompassing the incident when he arrived at Geelong schooling previously this 7 days.

McClure accused McGuire of staying out of touch with the recent media landscape and on Twitter this morning threatened to resign from his job.

“I’m a sports activities journalist. If a male who has been open about his psychological well being battle – who nearly dropped his lifetime in a violent incident – doesn’t want to converse about it, I’m heading to respect that,” he wrote.

“If you disagree with that, Eddie, do not trouble sacking me, I’ll resign.”

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