AFL: Radio star Jase Hawkins launches extraordinary spray against Eddie McGuire
Radio star Jason ‘Jase’ Hawkins launched an extraordinary spray against Magpies tragic Eddie McGuire on Wednesday, calling the TV presenter a ‘w**nker’.
Hawkins did not pull his punches when discussing McGuire, 58, celebrating a controversial AFL ruling where Collingwood star Brayden Maynard avoided being suspended for his hit on Angus Brayshaw.
‘Every time I ask a Pies supporter why the club has such a bad name, Eddie McGuire’s name comes up,’ he told his Jase and Lauren co-host Lauren Phillips, 36.
Hawkins said that McGuire interrupting diners at a fancy Melbourne restaurant to tell them ‘justice has been done’ was a ‘w**nker move’.
‘Sit down, you k**b. There’s a player who has to sit a week out with a concussion and his family is outraged because he may never play again.
‘And you got this d**khead sitting up in restaurants screaming stuff like that. That’s not the image the club wants,’ a furious Hawkins added.
Lauren tried to reason with Jase, saying Eddie was just excited that Collingwood had Maynard back for the finals but Hawkins said that didn’t excuse McGuire’s behaviour.
The former Pies club president was at the upmarket Choi’s Chinese eatery in Melbourne’s upmarket suburb of Hawthorn when the news came through that the defender had been cleared in a decision that has split the footy world.
McGuire stood up, clinked his wine glass to get the room’s attention and yelled: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, justice has been done! Maynard is free to play for the Pies!’
His announcement was greeted with laughter and a few cheers as he returned to his meal, with an unknown member of his party joking, ‘Sit down, dad,’ as he took his seat.
The footage was posted to Instagram on Tuesday night by Collingwood great Dale Thomas, who added the hashtags #democracymanifest and #succulentchinesemeal in reference to the viral video of Jack Karlson being arrested outside a restaurant in 1991.
‘Daisy’ – who played in the Magpies’ 2010 AFL premiership win – captioned the clip: ‘A monumental time in football history and the 2010 boys plus the good folk at chois treated to an exclusive.’
Maynard knocked out Brayshaw when he crashed into him after leaping into the air to smother the Demons star’s kick in Collingwood’s finals win last Thursday night – and the incident has split the footy world.
The Pies defender was given the green light to play in the preliminary final after a four-hour hearing on Tuesday night but debate is still raging, with many fans and experts saying he should have been rubbed out.
Collingwood posted the following statement to their official Twitter account: ‘Our thoughts remain with Angus Brayshaw and his family – we wish him a speedy and complete recovery.’