Sports journalist and Footy Classified presenter Caroline Wilson has accepted an apology from Eddie McGuire.
“I thought it was vicious,” she said of McGuire’s ‘joke’ that she should be held under water.
“I thought there was venom,” she continued.
“I don’t think that it is a way, clearly now Eddie seems to finally from what we are hearing, understand, that that is not the way you take on a critic of your performance.”
But she also accepted the apology from the trio, consisting of McGuire The Footy Show‘s James Brayshaw and former coach Danny Frawley.
“He’s taken his time to get there but I think what he said tonight was absolutely acceptable and I really appreciate that he’s done it,” she said.
Meanwhile Holden has flagged the idea of withdrawing sponsorship of Collingwood Football Club.
“Holden categorically disapproves of Eddie McGuire’s inappropriate comments,” it said in a statement. “Holden is engaging with Collingwood to express our disappointment and discuss the future of our sponsorship.”
McGuire appeared in another apology on the club’s website.
“No person should ever feel uneasy or threatened in football’s family and for that I am deeply sorry and I apologise unreservedly to Caroline for putting her in that position,” he said.