‘The handshake agreement is news to me’: Geelong president calls out McGuire’s claims
Geelong’s hierarchy says they have no idea what Collingwood president Eddie McGuire was talking about when he blamed Geelong for a jumper clash in Friday night’s clash.
Despite his Pies winning the match, McGuire went red in the face with anger in a post-match interview on Channel Seven as he blamed the Cats for what many fans thought was a jumper clash in the preliminary final.
He claimed he had been involved in a “gentlemen’s agreement” between the two clubs that prevented such clashes in recent years.
“Twenty years ago (then Cats president) Frank Costa and I shook hands on an agreement because 21 years ago there was a day when Collingwood had predominantly white, Geelong had predominantly white and no one could see what was going on,” he said furiously.
But Geelong president Colin Carter told 3AW Football that the Cats, including former CEO Brian Cook, have no idea about any ‘handshake agreement’.
“I have no issue whatsoever with the jumper clash,” said Carter.
“And the talk of a handshake agreement is news to me, I talked to (CEO) Brian Cook and he hadn’t heard of it either.
“I think it’s a bit of a beat up, I didn’t hear any complaints from the players.”
As for the bitter disappointment after his club’s loss last night, Carter agrees the Pies deserved the win.
“I think Collingwood were by far the better team on the night, no amount of grief can change that.”
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