/ 10 February 2021

Eddie everywhere – except Collingwood’s boardroom

A week of intense pressure following a scathing report into systemic racism at the AFL club has forced president Eddie McGuire’s resignation. Last week, he called the release of the ‘Do Better’ report a “proud day” for Collingwood. ‘Yeah, nah’ was the response from many with McGuire subsequently conceding he’d “got it wrong”. Yesterday he said his words made him “a lightning rod for vitriol” and he’d “placed the club in a position where it is hard to move forward with the implementation of our plans in clear air.” And feeling the feelz, McGuire said “I try my best and I don’t always get it right, but I don’t stop trying.” AFL bigwigs said he made the right call, and thanked him for his 22 years at the league’s biggest club.

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