Eddie has backing of Collingwood

Staff Writer

In the wake of yesterday's comments on The Hot Breakfast, Eddie McGuire offered to step aside as president of Collingwood if asked.

This afternoon vice-president of the club, Jack Kennedy, has given McGuire the clubs backing.

Kennedy says the board "overwhelmingly endorsed" him to continue on as president.

"While we accept that Eddie made a mistake that caused serious offence to Adam Goodes and many more, we balance this against the work Eddie and the board have done, and continue to do, to make Collingwood an institution in football and society that our entire 'family’ can be proud of. One committed to fairness, equality and social justice."

“Eddie has led with distinction for almost 15 years and a hallmark of his time has been a commitment to positive change on and off the field, at Collingwood and beyond. Eddie has been a magnificent president of this club and his ongoing leadership is essential.”

Read more at news.com.au here.

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