Video has re-surfaced of Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson joking about “getting into the ice business” in 2009.
The former AFL coach will next face court later this month after being charged with drug trafficking on Tuesday.
Illicit substances were allegedly found in a locked room of his Melbourne home.
The 54-year-old – who played in three premierships with Essendon and coached Geelong to two flags, was granted bail in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday after being charged with seven drug-related offences – including trafficking and possession.
And less than 24 hours after the shocking news broke, footage from a 2009 interview re-surfaced on social media.
During a segment for Fox Footy’s ‘On the Couch’, Thompson was asked what he would do once he retires from coaching.
“I might retire, and go and do something else like, sell frozen water or something,” Thompson told hosts, Gerard Healy, Mike Sheahan, and fellow former Essendon coach, James Hird.
“Sell frozen water?” one of the hosts asked Thompson off-camera, to which he replied, “Ice. I just bought into an ice business”.
The court was told quantities of methamphetamine, ecstasy, LSD and MDMA were found in plastic bags during a January raid on Thompson’s Port Melbourne home.
It was alleged some of the drugs were found in a small room protected by a keypad and only Thompson had access to it.