Jordan De Goey calls out ‘media persecution of athletes’ as Pies investigate Bali videos

Jordan De Goey looks dejected as he leaves the field

Jordan De Goey has criticised the media for its “persecution of athletes”, as Collingwood investigate footage of of him partying in Bali.

Key points:

  • Jordan De Goey says media ‘persecution’ of athletes will ‘end in tragedy’
  • De Goey has been criticised by many for some of his actions while partying in Bali this week
  • A woman also in footage of De Goey says there is ‘nothing to see here’

Social media footage of De Goey emerged showing the controversial Magpie in a club, dancing and making crude gestures on the Indonesian party island.

De Goey travelled to the island during Collingwood’s mid-season break.

“The Collingwood Football Club is aware of video footage involving player Jordan De Goey that was taken in Bali in recent days,” the Magpies said in a statement on Saturday.

“The club will comment further as soon as it is in a position to do so.”

De Goey released a short statement on Instagram thanking his family and friends for their support.

“I want to openly address the relentless pursuit and persecution of athletes by the media to create an uneducated, bias [sic] and ill-informed narrative that has gone too far,” De Goey said.

“I am one of the lucky ones with amazing support, however not all athletes are so lucky.

“This will end in tragedy if no one speaks up. It’s time for change. #enoughisenough”

Jordan De Goey looks dejected as he leaves the field
Collingwood are investigating the videos of De Goey.(Getty Images: Quinn Rooney)

A woman with De Goey in the social media footage defended the Magpie utility.

“I can’t believe the backlash towards Jordy and myself over here in Bali … Nothing to see here,” the woman posted on Instagram.

Author: Ivan Robinson