ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Eddie McGuire (L) President of the Collingwood Football Club, Caroline Wilson football commentator and Neil Balme Collingwood Football Director arrive at the memorial for Phil Walsh service at the Adelaide Oval on July 15, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. The Adelaide Crows coach passed away on July 3rd. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Caro responds to McGuire’s comments

Caroline Wilson has responded to Eddie McGuire’s comments in which he labeled his remarks about the journalist as ‘banter’.

McGuire said on Triple M’s Hot Breakfast on this morning that his comments last week were “in the spirit of the fun of the day”.

“It’s such a pity that they needed to default to that sort of really vicious language,” Wilson said on 3AW Radio on Monday morning.

“I don’t accept it was playful, banter, I’ve gotta say.

“To be honest, I think he gets away with a lot because people are scared of him.

“His board didn’t stand up to him over the Adam Goodes business, the AFL didn’t stand up to him over equalisation.

“It just keeps happening because he has such power.”

Ahead of the Queen’s Birthday clash at the MCG last Monday, in which several football personalities, including McGuire slid down a slide into icy water to raise money for a cure for motor neuron disease, the Pies’ president suggested he would pay $50,000 to see Wilson held under the water.