The Magpies were fined $50,000 after Buckley and assistant coach Brenton Sanderson played tennis with two people outside of the club’s travel bubble, including Australia’s Fed Cup captain and former women’s world No.8 Alicia Molik.
Buckley and Sanderson have agreed to pay the hefty fine, however, some media identities believe Buckley should cop a week’s suspension from coaching the Magpies.
“I honestly believe he should consider standing down from coaching his team tonight,” Damian Barrett said on The Sunday Footy Show.
“I think sending the strongest message in the form of consideration at least not coaching tonight.”
Yesterday, Eddie Maguire was scathing of individuals breaching AFL guidelines and said they should be sent home if they put the season in jeopardy.
The AFL world awaits to find out what Maguire has to say about Buckley.