Kochie weighs in on Collingwood uproar with awkward wife reveal

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Pictured here, Sunrise host David Koch discusses the Collingwood change room controversy.
David Koch was guilty of oversharing during a discussion about Jordan De Goey's bum grab over the weekend. Pic: Ch7

Breakfast television host David Koch has given viewers an awkward insight into his married life while discussing a controversial incident in the AFL over the weekend.

Collingwood's Jordan De Goey sparked a bit of an uproar when he was captured grabbing teammate Isaac Quaynor on the bum, as the Magpies stood in a team huddle in the sheds.

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The incident - which happened before Saturday's loss to the Swans - was reviewed by the AFL but not deemed serious enough to take any further action.

Four-time Premiership winner Jordan Lewis labelled the act "silly" when discussing it on Fox Footy.

Collingwood's Jordan De Goey can be seen here touching teammate Isaac Quaynor on the bum.
Footage captured Collingwood's Jordan De Goey touching teammate Isaac Quaynor on the bum. (Images: Fox Sports)

“It was silly and the players I think know there are cameras in the room so it would get highlighted throughout the week,” he said on Saturday.

“But it’s just another lesson players are being watched and need to behave appropriately."

However, Collingwood stood by De Goey and said they did not find the act inappropriate, in a view league officials ultimately agreed with.

“We believe appropriate change room behaviour is important,” a Collingwood spokesperson said.

“In this instance, neither the players nor the club believe inappropriate behaviour has occurred.”

The incident has sparked plenty of debate and was brought up again on Tuesday's edition of Sunrise, where Koch and his fellow panelists discussed what was and was not appropriate.

Sunrise host plays down incident 

Koch defended the dressing room behaviour of AFL players and said if no one involved took offence, then there shouldn't be any issues.

“Let’s not go overboard with this, Koch said, before making an intimate revelation about married life with his his wife, Libby.

“I don’t see what’s wrong with it,” he said.

“Lib does that to me all the time.”

Koch's fellow panelists laughed at the remark before reminding him that unlike him and Libby, the players in question aren't married.

Former Collingwood president Eddie McGuire also weighed in on the subject when joking about the dressing room video with Today host, Karl Stefanovic.

“I know you used to give me a pinch walking down the corridor of Channel Nine,” McGuire said.

Essendon great Matthew Lloyd was among those who insisted such dressing room antics had no place in the game.

“That’s not appropriate. If you want to say it’s just boys being boys, it leads to a point where you’re having to dance around and get away from players,” he said on the Sunday Footy Show.

“I never witnessed it in my time so I’m not sure why it’s in the game.”

Last year, two Tigers players Nick Vlastuin and Jayden Short apologised to Mabior Chol after footage of the pair groping the genitals of their teammate during the post-match team songs went viral.Vlastuin and Short copped huge backlash for the incident.

Chol said he took no offence.

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