• Richmond players will boycott Triple M this weekend over the AFL controversy involving a journalist. (AAP)
Richmond players will boycott radio station Triple M in the wake of the controversy involving journalist Caroline Wilson.
By
Rachel de Bear

Source:
AAP
22 Jun 2016 - 7:39 AM  UPDATED 22 Jun 2016 - 7:40 AM

Don't tell me you're sorry 'cause you're not: Eddie McGuire's non-apology
Twitter users have taken Eddie McGuire to task over his non-apology to AFL journalist Caroline Wilson.

Real action and leadership

Senior Richmond players have driven a decision for the AFL team to boycott Triple M over the Eddie McGuire-Caroline Wilson controversy. Tigers players are starting an open-ended action against the radio station.

"There have been discussions held at the footy club in terms of how we felt about it," Jack Riewoldt told AFL360.

"The club is pretty strong in its stance and our club is a real leader for supporting women's rights.

"The football club is not going to partake in anything with Triple M this week ... and it may continue on."

It mightn't sound like much but if you consider when Triple M broadcast from the Tigers v Brisbane game at the MCG Saturday afternoon and all Richmond players walk past refusing pre and post interviews, it starts to look like real action. 

The action from Richmond players comes after McGuire said the AFL journalist should be the only participant in next year's Freeze MND ice bath slide and added he would donate $50,000 to the fundraiser if she was held under. Brayshaw and Frawley enthusiastically endorsed his comments, adding some of their own. 

Meanwhile at the AFL....

The AFL has handed out no punishment to the trio. Monetary fines and/or donations to charities is water off these guy's backs. Perhaps these ideas could serve as sanctions: 

- ban them from attending and having anything to do with the Grand Final?

- ban them from having anything to do with White Ribbon or Our Watch events? 

...and Collingwood & North Melbourne

Eddie McGuire shows Australia how not to apologise
People are not happy about the Collingwood president's "apology" to journalist Caroline Wilson.

The Magpies board "accepted Eddie McGuire's unreserved apology (and expressed) its complete and ongoing support for his position as president."

This statement has come before Holden meets with the club to discuss its multi-million dollar sponsorship in light of the incident. Holden's disappointment could hurt naming rights for Collingwood's administration and training headquarters near the MCG.

And Brayshaw's North Melbourne club of which he is the president? Nothing from them yet. 

Grumpy Cat vs Eddie McGuire & co: who's more useful in AFL's quest to end violence towards women?
Eddie McGuire is again everywhere for all the wrong reasons. This time he had company along to discuss the various ideas they have for AFL journalist Caroline Wilson. Zela wonders how Grumpy Cat would've handled it.