Over the weekend it was the inaugural AFL Women’s (AFLW) competition between Collingwood and Carlton at IKON Park. You would imaging the presidents of the AFL sides would be in attendance- Cartlon’s president Mark LoGiudice was, but Collingwood’s Eddie McGuire was not.
An estimated 24,500 fans were at the AFLW game, with a thousand more turned away when Princes Park reached capacity, but McGuire was in Adelaide hosting the boxing match between Danny Green and Anthony Mundine.
A Collingwood spokesperson told Daily Mail that McGuire was booked to host the boxing match over a year ago, which is why he couldn’t attend. “Ed’s involvement as host was booked in last year, well in advance of the release of the AFLW fixture. Moreover, the date of last night’s match moved on a number of occasions,” the spokesperson said.
“Ed would certainly have been there if possible, something he explained on numerous occasions prior to the match and as late as Wednesday night when he hosted the launch of Collingwood’s AFLW season along with that of Collingwood’s netball team in the new national league.”
I dunno I kinda feel it’s appropriate that as the future of AFL was announced tonight Eddie McGuire had no part of it #AFLWBluesPies
— Dan Golding (@dangolding) February 3, 2017
He doesn’t support women he supports people who can make him money and even then……
— jocelyn (@jocelynseip) February 3, 2017
Why is #EddieMcGuire commentating a sport he has no assoc. with & not @ the first ever AFLW women’s match of a club that he’s the Prez of??
— Gavin Ingham (@Gavin_Ingham) February 3, 2017
So disgusted that Eddie McGuire chose to watch men punch each other senseless instead of actually acting as a President #aflw
— Melanie Wray (@melanie_wray) February 3, 2017
Well on these difficult times we can all unite around 2 things:
1. Women’s sport is great
2. Eddie McGuire is a useless muppet
— Melissa Brooks (@melissacbrooks) February 3, 2017
Eddie McGuire at the boxing and not supporting his clubs first ever women’s game… what an honest to goodness shit bloke #AFLWBluesPies
— hayley (@abbykane_) February 3, 2017
— Mikey Nicholson (@Mikey_Nicholson) February 3, 2017
— Johnson Von Trapp (@JVTrapp06) February 3, 2017
go easy on Eddie McGuire. there will be plenty of other first ever history making women’s games he can go to.. #AFLWBluesPies
— Matt Thomas (@MattThomas1405) February 3, 2017
— Thomas Parkes (@_thomasparkes) February 4, 2017