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Controversial Collingwood player Jordan de Goey has found himself at the centre of criticism once again after videos circulated on social media that show him appearing to pull at the top of a female nightclub patron.
De Goey was criticised for his decision to spend his mid-season break in Bali in the wake of his arrest in New York last year, which ultimately saw him fined $10,000 by the AFL.
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The 26-year-old has been heavily criticised once again after footage of him partying in a Bali nightclub was leaked, showing him making several rude gestures to the camera.
Another shot appears to show him attempting to pull at the top of a female companion and expose her breasts, before she shoos him away.
There is no suggestion of any criminal accusations or wrongdoing aganst De Goey.
Late last week Collingwood confirmed they were aware of and supported De Goey's trip to Bali, during which time he has also trained with the Bali AFL team.
De Goey's manager, Ryan Vague, told the Herald Sun both he and the club had seen the footage and there were no issues.
“No issue from the club. He’s continued to train whilst on his mid-season break over there and is focused on the rest of the season,” Vague said.
However the footage did not go down well with AFL great Garry Lyon, who described De Goey's behaviour towards the woman as 'entitled' and described it as exactly the type of thing the league should eradicate.
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“There is an issue with the female involved, and we’re not suggesting this is not consensual, but that’s entitled behaviour that’s not acceptable in any way, shape or form,” Lyon told Fox Footy.
“The public grabbing of someone’s top in a public environment like that, that is entitled behaviour that has to be stamped out. That’s the behaviour that should get players into more trouble.”
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Herald Sun reporter Jon Ralph also wrote that Collingwood sources had conceded to him that the video was a 'really poor look'.
Perhaps the harshest criticism of De Goey came from Magpies legend Tony Shaw.
On 3AW, Shaw said De Goey was 'dumb' and that he had to understand what his actions look like to others in the context of simultaneously chasing a lucrative contract extension.
“When you’re not smart you make dumb decisions,” Shaw said.
“He’s probably not a smart person. I don’t think he’s a smart person.
"The problem is, what people see as rude, obscene, whatever, this kid does not understand that people will see it that way. He has to be told.
“It’s not a hanging offence. But he has got to understand that there are standards, as a person, not as a footballer, about what you do in public.”
Days prior to the nightclub footage being leaked, former Port Adelaide premiership player Kane Cornes said he was in disbelief that Collingwood had allowed him to travel to Bali in the first place.
Cornes said De Goey's New York arrest should have been an automatic disqualifier, suggesting the club had put too much faith in their star to behave.
“I don’t care — come for me as hard as you want on this opinion. It is a stupid thing for Jordan De Goey to do to go to Bali at this stage of his career and at this stage of the season," Cornes told SEN.
“He may just be sitting by the pool in Bali like he would be doing on the Gold Coast, but I would think that in the past he has been sucked into temptation and I would think it is easier to be sucked into temptation in Bali than it is somewhere in Victoria or Queensland."
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