Richmond FC to boycott Triple M over McGuire 'joke'

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Richmond FC veteran Jack Riewoldt said the boycott was driven by senior players.

Richmond Football Club will boycott Triple M Radio in the wake of Eddie McGuire, James Brayshaw and Danny Frawley joking about paying extra money to see Fairfax journalist Caroline Wilson put underwater during next year's Big Freeze at the 'G.

Veteran Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt said the club's move had been driven by "a couple of senior players". He said no end date had been set for the ban, even though McGuire had apologised for his comments.

Richmond Football Club will boycott Triple M Radio in the wake of Eddie McGuire, James Brayshaw and Danny Frawley joking about paying extra money to see Fairfax journalist Caroline Wilson put underwater during next year's Big Freeze at the 'G.

Veteran Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt said the club's move had been driven by "a couple of senior players". He said no end date had been set for the ban, even though McGuire had apologised for his comments.

"Our club is a real leader for, I suppose, supporting women's rights. The football club is not going to partake in anything with Triple M this week," Riewoldt said.

"I am so proud of my football club to be able to do this and be a face of change and stand up and say 'you know what? We don't think this is the way to go about it, we don't think this is right'."

Riewoldt said the club, which has a female president, Peggy O'Neil, had taken a similar stance 12 months ago after former Adelaide Crows player Andrew Jarman made an offensive comment about a pregnant woman on the same network.

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