Was trying to enjoy a football game on free to air TV until Eddie
decided at half time to dig the boots into the president of our club.
I started thinking the conflict of interest implications, AFL
presidential politics, the AFL station. Eventually I got a little bit
confused and annoyed with him using his commentary? position to wage a
political war against another club and figured I had had enough so I
just turned the game off. Who needs a footy match spoilt by a club
president using his position as a commentator to wage a political war
against another club? Eddie and channel 9 be damned.
His pathetic attack on Butterss included "Rod's argument all fell
apart because last weekend StKilda played Carlton which in itself was
a blockbuster game"!
You would think that Eddie would know that a Saturday afternoon game
at Colonial is not quite as featured as an Anzac day game etc!
Fair dinkum, Eddie will use everything he can in his new position to
boost Collingwood's position in the AFL to the detriment of all other
clubs whenever possible.
I am understanding more and more why Tim Lane left; unfortunately all
I could do is turn the Eddie show off. Too bad because I was enjoying
the game to that point.
Are there no directives at all as to how far Eddie can go as a
broadcaster or does he have free reign to use his commentating
position to further his interests as a club president?