Jordan de Goey incident raises eyebrows as AFL hits Collingwood with 'please explain'

The Magpies player was spotted in a startling act involving a teammate.

The AFL has reportedly asked Collingwood for a 'please explain' after Jordan De Goey was spotted wiping blood from the nose of teammate Darcy Cameron in their win over Hawthorn on Sunday. Cameron had been tackled and was lying on the ground with blood trickling from his nose when TV cameras captured a teammate's hand come into the shot and attempt to wipe the blood away.

That teammate was De Goey, who was seemingly trying to prevent Cameron being forced off the ground due to the blood rule. The incident came with just under five minutes remaining at the Hawks up by 10 points, and De Goey clearly didn't want to see Cameron leave the ground.

Jordan De Goey, pictured here trying to hide the blood coming from Darcy Cameron's nose.
Jordan De Goey tried to hide the blood coming from Darcy Cameron's nose. Image: Channel 7/Getty

But the AFL hasn't taken too kindly to the incident and has asked Collingwood for an explanation. According to Mitch Cleary of 7News, De Goey won't face any punishment but his actions raised a few eyebrows at AFL headquarters.

“There’s no sanction or suggestion of any wrongdoing,” Cleary reported on Monday night. “The AFL are just curious given it’s not something you don't see every day.”

Jordan De Goey, pictured here wiping the blood from Darcy Cameron's nose.
Jordan De Goey reached down and wiped the blood from Darcy Cameron's nose. Image: Channel 7

De Goey's attempt to hide the blood didn't work too well, with umpires spotting it just moments later and forcing Cameron off the ground. The Magpies were thankful it didn't cost them in the end, with Craig McRae's side registering their second win of the season with a 11.11 (77) to 11.6 (72) victory.

Collingwood getting back on track after woeful start to AFL season

After starting the season 0-3 for the first time since 1999, the Magpies are now back to 2-3. They now have a bye and will be looking to reset mentally and physically in an attempt to get their season back on track.

"We're not standing still," McRae said after the win over Hawthorn. "We know we need to get better ... but we showed some signs today that we probably haven't shown in previous weeks.

"We looked really sharp with the ball and some parts of our game looked really strong in the first half, hence why we're sitting here with a win. It was just enough this week but we know this is a four-quarter game and a tough competition. We need to improve."

De Goey had 31 disposals and six clearances), while Tom Mitchell (30, seven), Nick Daicos (26, three) and Josh Daicos (30, two) also led the way in the midfield. Lachie Schultz and Brody Mihocek kicked two goals apiece.


Hawthorn coach Sam Mitchell said he wasn't sure whether the glass was half-empty or half-full considering the Hawks got so close to beating the premiers but are 0-4 on the season. "I'm disappointed for the players because if you look at the course of that game or the course of the year they deserve that winning feeling - and they didn't get it," Mitchell said.

"I'm torn between being proud of the resilience and the fight and staying all the way through right to the end. And then I'm also disappointed that we allowed five goals in a row (in the second quarter) and we lost control of the game."

with AAP