Richmond FC gives Triple M the cold shoulder

The fall out from Eddie McGuire’s rant, broadcast live on Triple M in which he offered $50 thousand dollars to see sports journalist Caroline Wilson’s head held under in an ice pool, continues.
Last night Veteran Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt revealed the Tigers will boycott Triple M radio this week saying the club’s move had been driven by “a couple of senior players“.
Richmond play the Brisbane Lions at the MCG this weekend, a game Triple M are booked to broadcast. 
But the ban may not stop at this weekend.
Riewoldt said no end date had been set for the ban, “It may continue on.”

The reaction has been given the thumbs up by Tigers fans.

Eddie, James Brayshaw and Danny Frawley were all part of the ‘banter’ which has seen each apologise to Caroline.
Of which Caroline has accepted after initially telling 3AW “I don’t accept that it was playful banter, I’ve gotta’ say.
“It took me back to the old days of ‘The Footy Show’ when the former host and Collingwood president would line me up in an occasionally vile and foul-mouthed way and enlist his colleagues in a series of sexist gang tackles.”
The Collingwood Football Club Board has also accepted Eddie’s apology, and the President thus escapes any sanctions.
However, the Richmond Football Club is not the first to boycott Triple M over the comments deemed inappropriate because they were seen to be inciting violence against women.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten cancelled an interview with McGuire.
Media personalities Meshel Laurie and Jessica Rowe weighed into the argument with Meshel from KIIS 101.1 labelling Eddie a ‘pig‘ while Channel 9 journalist Jessica issued Eddie a challenge of her own, “OK Eddie, if you are truly sorry, $50,000 to White Ribbon”.
Holden is the major sponsor of the Collingwood Football club and ‘hugely unhappy’ with the remarks and are seeking an urgent meeting to discuss their sponsorship with the club.

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