Apparently, a video shows Star Jordan De Goey partying in Bali. The club says it is aware of the video and will comment further “soon.”
During De Goey’s mid-season break, a video surfacing on social media appeared to show him making crude tongue gestures and mimicking a video to the camera.
“The Collingwood Football Club is aware of video footage involving player Jordan De Goey that was taken in Bali in recent days,” the statement reads.The Pies responded to the incident on Saturday morning.
“The club will comment further as soon as it is in a position to do so.”
Even though the 26-year-old’s decision to spend the mid-season break in Bali was approved by the club, former Port Adelaide star Kane Cornes called it “stupid”.
Cornes believes mid-season getaways are fine for players, but given De Goey’s incident off-season – being temporarily suspended before his charge was resolved – it will not be in his or the club’s best interests.
“How could you think going to Bali in the mid-season break when you’re Jordan De Goey was a good idea?”Cornes said on SEN’s Whateley.
I don’t care — come for me as hard as you want on this opinion. It is a stupid thing for Jordan De G
oey to do to go to Bali at this stage of his career and at this stage of the season.
He may just be sitting by the pool in Bali like he would be doing on the Gold Coast, but I would think that in the past he has been sucked into temptation and I would think it is easier to be sucked into temptation in Bali than it is somewhere in Victoria or Queensland.
“With the issues he’s had overseas before in New York, he remains unsigned, everything is flying at Collingwood. Everything is going beautifully. They’ve forgiven him and he’s been OK, his form is probably playing to 70 per cent of his potential and has a level to go.”
“I just think it’s one of the more bizarre decisions that I’ve seen. To think that Collingwood would allow him to do that and people would say ‘hang on, he’s a grown man and he can do what he wants, it’s his four days off’.”
“In the middle of the year? These players get 12 weeks off plus mandatory four-day breaks, I would think if you’re going to do that, that would be a time to do it at the end of the year.”
“Collingwood fans, anyone, come at me as hard as you want, it is a dumb thing for De Goey to do to go to Bali in the middle of the year.”
Cameron Mooney, the Geelong captain, in a statement released Monday, slammed Collingwood for allowing Jordan De Goey to head to Bali on an extended mid-season break, calling it one of the oddest decisions he has ever seen.
During video footage filmed on Friday, Goey is seen making crude tongue gestures while mimicking in a Bali nightclub. He appears to be trying to expose them when another unidentified figure appears to force her away from him.
After he was arrested in New York and charged, the Magpies dropped him in January.
Collingwood has yet to comment publicly on its four-game winning streak, which has thrust them back into the finals picture.
“I am staggered the club let him go. Whatever happens from here, Collingwood it’s on you. It’s the stupidest decision I’ve ever seen a football club make,” the triple-premiership player told Fox Footy Live.
“Eight months ago he was in the US, we know what happened there. He’s come back, he’s playing good footy, the club is playing footy, and now they’ve allowed him to go over there.
“Whether he was going to be stupid or not, just the fact that they let him get on that plane. You’ve made your bed Collingwood, you’re idiots.
“Every player has to tell their club where they’re going in their break. Someone has gone, ‘Bali, De Goey, yep tick. Off you go champ’.”