Eddie McGuire has lashed out at the Herald Sun‘s Mark Robinson, labelling the chief football writer as biased and jealous of the Collingwood President.
Speaking on Wednesday morning on Triple M’s The Hot Breakfast, McGuire fired back at Robbo after the AFL 360 co-host suggested that Eddie shouldn’t be making comments about Carlton’s coaching situation.
McGuire had suggested that the Blues could be in the hunt for Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson.
Discussion then turned to whether or not Collingwood had ever inquired about Clarkson before coach Nathan Buckley extended his stay.
“You’re gonna ask me about did I speak to Alastair Clarkson, and I’ll get to that in a second,” McGuire said on-air.
“But I did refer back to the time I was in this situation when Collingwood was coming out of the mire and I did look around.
“I looked around and I saw Kevin Sheedy, back in 1999, I saw Mick Malthouse, I saw Dennis Pagan.
“And I looked around… this is the insight I’m trying to give people. If Mark Robinson could put aside his complete bias and hatred of me — and jealousy to be perfectly honest — if he could just put that aside for two seconds in his life and actually listen to what’s going on rather than banging on like an empty drum.”
McGuire was unimpressed by Robinson’s suggestions and was quick to give a reminder regarding his occupation.
“That was just ridiculous having watched the show where they ask everyone for their opinion about everything in sport, but I’m not allowed to have an opinion,” the former Footy Show host said.
“I’ve been a credited media AFL card carrier for 41 years.
“I think my first title is football journalist, football reporter, football pundit.
“I am Collingwood president which is an unpaid, part-time job.. my job in life is to come in here every morning and offer opinions, break news and talk about different things, that’s what I do.”