Jordan De Goey has been granted personal leave from Collingwood following his mid-season trip to Bali.
The 26-year-old has been at the center of a media storm in recent days, with the club handing him a suspended $25,000 fine after videos leaked on social media showing him partying and to lower a woman’s top.
Collingwood have confirmed that De Goey will not feature in Sunday’s clash against the GWS Giants with the timing of his return yet to be determined.
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“Collingwood Football Club advises that player Jordan De Goey has been granted personal leave by the club and will not take part in the Round 15 match against the GWS Giants which will be played on Sunday June 26th,” read a statement from the club. club Wednesday night.
“Jordan has been absent from training this week and the club will continue to support him when he returns to the football programme.”
Former Collingwood chairman Eddie McGuire said it was clear the backlash from the trip to Bali had started to weigh on De Goey.
“He is clearly feeling the effects of having page after page and story after story on the radio today and people criticizing him about his (ADHD) situation,” McGuire told 9News Melbourne.
“People are entitled to their opinion, but I think sometimes we go a bit overboard in these situations.
“I was reading today that people were saying he didn’t have a punishment. Let me give you a tip: he was punished and some people would say, ‘So he should’.
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“I’m not defending any of his actions in any way, but at the same time there’s an element of fairness that goes into this stuff.
“For the mockery to be made out of a fairly serious situation, a situation he’s been dealing with for quite a while under medical supervision, it was pretty implausible.
“When people say $25,000 is a suspended sentence, he’s gotten at least $100,000 to $200,000 in his next bargain, whether it’s St Kilda, who’s been loving him for a while, or in Collingwood, or wherever he is.
“It’s been pretty hard on him…he’s been a blow and you’ve seen that play out now.”
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