'Imagine the outfits': Eddie McGuire calls for Brownlow Medal change

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
Collingwood president Eddie McGuire (pictured left) smiling and Marc Murphy and Jessie Murphy at the Brownlow Medal in 2019.
Collingwood president Eddie McGuire (pictured left) has called for a change to the Brownlow Medal (pictured right is Marc Murphy of the Blues and Jessie Murphy in 2019) so every team can attend. (Getty Images)

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has called for a change to the Brownlow Medal due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Brownlow Medal is often held the Monday before the Grand Final in Melbourne, which can result in some teams not attending.

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But due to the coronavirus gripping the state, Melbourne-based teams have moved to bubbles in Queensland to keep the game running.

With the Brownlow Medal set to be held in Brisbane, McGuire has offered up a change to jazz up the event during the difficult times.

“With the restrictions, or lack of them in Brisbane, you could actually have a full Brownlow Medal count with all the best players,” McGuire told Triple M radio.

“It’s a bit like the Australian Open, by the time you get to the final there’s only two players left from all the players, everyone else has gone.

“It might be now the time to make the decision and have the Brownlow on the Monday after the last home and away game.

“Imagine the outfits the girls would be able to wear because it’ll be quite warm up there.”

McGuire went on to suggest Brisbane deservers the Brownlow after the efforts of the state this year to keep the season going.

Nat Fyfe, pictured here with the 2019 Brownlow Medal.
Nat Fyfe won the 2019 Brownlow Medal. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Brian Taylor slams AFL players

Meanwhile, Brian Taylor has taken aim at “entitled” AFL players and their families over some “ridiculous” requests from the league’s quarantine hubs.

The AFL are reportedly “fed up” after an avalanche of requests from players in hubs on the Gold Coast and Perth.

AFL reporter Sam McClure reported last week that some of the requests revolved around food bills and renovation works in apartments.

Addressing the situation ahead of Essendon’s clash with GWS on Friday night, Taylor sent a major wake-up call to players.

“The sense of entitlement with some of these players is unbelievable,” Taylor said.

“I understand they’re compromised in many areas but understand the stress that the competition is going through, the financial stress, the fragile nature.

“Be happy that you’ve actually got a job, bite your tongue in this situation.”