AFL

Collingwood issuing an apology to Sydney for the booing of Lance Franklin on Sunday

Club Statement:

Collingwood Captain Darcy Moore, Senior Coach Craig McRae and CEO Craig Kelly wish to address the booing which took place at the MCG yesterday:

We apologise to the Sydney Swans and to Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin.

The Club does not support booing, particularly champions of the game.

Yesterday was the first time we played the Swans at the MCG in a decade – it provided an opportunity to respect a champion of the game and we fell short.

Buddy is a great of Australian Football – what he has achieved on the field over a long period of time demands a high level of respect.

To our Members and supporters, we are on an exciting journey at Collingwood and we do not take for granted the unwavering support you provide us with at every game – home or away. Our fans turn up like no other – you’re our 19th player – you’re loud, you’re passionate, you’re emotional.

We hope the next time we get the chance to witness a champion of the game we treat them with respect, the same respect we ask for when it comes to our players and our champions.

When our Club has the opportunity, we stand Side by Side with the greats of our game.

Captain                  Senior Coach         CEO
Darcy Moore         Craig McRae         Craig Kelly

All well and good, nice to see Collingwood getting on the front foot after the shittyness with Adam Goodes, but having a look at this line:

We hope the next time we get the chance to witness a champion of the game we treat them with respect, the same respect we ask for when it comes to our players and our champions.

Maybe this explains why Jason Horne-Francis keeps getting booed…

Because he’s not a champion, obviously.

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