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Collingwood defend Jordan de Goey’s butt touch footage to teammate Isaac Quaynor

The AFL will investigate an incident involving two Collingwood players before Saturday’s game against Sydney.

In the pre-match, Fox Footy’s cameras showed Jordan De Goey touching the rear of teammate Isaac Quaynor with his left middle finger while standing behind him.

Foxfooty.com.au has confirmed the league will review the vision on Monday, which was taken moments before the Pies ran onto the field.

In a statement on Saturday evening, Collingwood denied De Goey’s actions were inappropriate.

“We believe appropriate change room behaviour is important,” a Magpies spokesman told Foxfooty.com.au.

“In this instance, neither the players nor the club believe inappropriate behaviour has occurred.”

It’s not the first time changeroom cameras have landed de Goey in hot water this season.

Back in round five against the Eagles, de Goey was filmed getting he and injured teammate Jeremy Howe’s phone which is a breach of AFL rules.

Jordan de Goey was caught on camera retrieving he and injured teammate Jeremy Howe’s phones mid-match.
Camera IconJordan de Goey was caught on camera retrieving he and injured teammate Jeremy Howe’s phones mid-match. Credit: AFL

The Pies were fined $20,000 for the actions.

De Goey’s latest actions will come under review from the AFL, which takes all matters of this nature seriously and focus on De Goey’s final touch of Quaynor rather than the initial two pats on the backside.

The AFL specifically addressed all club chief executives, coaches and football managers around expected conduct, including leadership, equality and respect in workplaces last season.

The message from the league was seen as a stern warning by clubs, and followed an incident at Richmond involving Mabior Chol, Nick Vlastuin and Jayden Short, and a separate incident involving Melbourne’s Christian Petracca and Jayden Hunt.

VideoMabior Chol inappropriately touched by team-mates.

The Tigers conceded the behaviour in that incident was “not in line with club or community expectations,” which AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan agreed with.

“We condemn the behaviour and need to learn from what happened and ensure that everyone across the AFL understands that we must have working environments that are free from any form of inappropriate conduct or sexual harassment,” McLachlan said.

“Where we fall below the standards expected of us, we need to acknowledge that and take the appropriate steps to learn and improve.

“The AFL and our clubs have made a strong commitment to gender equality and respect and responsibility and as part of this ongoing cultural change in our industry we need to ensure inappropriate conduct is not acceptable, whether it is the office or the changeroom. This is an ongoing journey and we are committed to change.

VideoAFL: Collingwood Magpies coach Nathan Buckley speaks to the media after taking on the Sydney Swans in round 9 at the SCG.

“What we saw in recent times with players from a number of clubs touching each other inappropriately is clearly not the standard of high performance in the workplace that we could — or should — accept.

“It’s important we work together to ensure our entire industry is really clear about the standards we must set in order to deliver the safest environment possible for everyone working in our game.”

The League’s will also assess Brett Ratten’s comments about the umpiring on Friday night as part of Monday’s review.

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