- Mar 24, 2011
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
What that says is that he condoned them calling him that, that he was ok with it. If he wasn't, he wouldn't have mentioned it, knowing that was going to be published.Image of old Collingwood magazine emerging pretty embarrassing to their claims they didnt know Lamumba was known as the chimp, and the answer to the question "if i was an animal i would be" is pretty interesting as well. Do the players actually answer these questions?
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If Mcguire went Buckley has to as well imo.Sounds like they’re going for Buckley now. There’s blood in the water and the angry mob won’t stop till they burn the joint to the ground. I wonder if it’ll stop at Collingwood tbh.
That's all good & well, but you can't go squealing about being a victim either.What that says is that he condoned them calling him that, that he was ok with it. If he wasn't, he wouldn't have mentioned it, knowing that was going to be published.
It was over 10 years ago, and times have changed, so I could understand why he wouldn't be happy with it now in retrospect.
The problem with footy clubs is that you're not always dealing with groups of adults. For a start, each club has a group of highly impressionable teenagers with bugger all life experience brought in each and every year through the draft.A group of adults needs written instructions to inform them that racist name calling is poor form?
Something like that would be the literal example of virtue signaling.
Preuss wasn't really a forward though, so him leaving doesn't hurt them there.Jeez
Trade Preussy out
Get BBB in, he does his knee and won't run for 4-6 weeks
Weideman can't play for 10-12 weeks
Good thing their forward line wasn't a massive issue last season
I doubt Ed is any more racist than the average person, but you never know. At the end of the day we simply don't know what's going on inside anyone's head, and that works both ways.Not particularly interested in the guy one way or another, I find myself feeling a little uneasy that he has taken the fall and will now forever be remember as the person who is the face of Collingwood racism. I don’t believe Eddie is racist, should think before he speaks sometimes, but definitely not a racist.
Allan McAlister on the other hand....that’s the shame, growing up and remembering how despicable this club was in the 80s and a chunk of the 90s, it was no secret they refused bring in indigenous players until a certain point. Eddie had taken the whack for pretty much all of it now, even the stuff he wasnt there for.
I can see EVERY club having something to worry about, including ours. I think it's naïve to think we wouldn't have had our own fair share of racist fans in the stands hurling abuse over the decades (We got raked over the coals for a bit over booing Adam Goodes, even if people can defend that behaviour), or that we haven't had some racist players/staff around the joint over the years.
True, but in this case I think him being pushed out simply comes down to his handling of the press conference last week. I don't think many people would have survived that unscathed if they acted in the same manner, regardless of their personal history, but Ed's blood was already in the water and he chose to handle it in the worst possible way.Put a big enough magnifying glass on anyone and they're not blameless.