New FOX Footy show Eddie McGuire Tonight is in the headlines already -which is probably exactly where they want the show to position itself.
Melbourne Demons are angry that Liam Jurrah gave McGuire an interview on Sunday night.
Jurrah is facing assault charges following a visit to Alice Springs.
Melbourne president Don McLardy confirmed that the club only learned of the interview shortly before it went to air.
”We’re not happy about it,” he told The Age. ”We realise it’s a secondary issue in the context of what Liam’s going through and the issues confronting the club but we certainly intend to pursue the matter at a later date.”
But McGuire was unrepentant, despite his own Collingwood club requiring interview requests with players to be club-approved.
”If anyone wants to talk to me I’ll talk to them. I don’t know if anyone’s aware I’m hosting an interview program that is looking at cutting-edge news and cutting-edge stories,” he said.
”I’d do the same next week and the week after that. That’s what the audience can expect every week. Breaking news and breaking stories. Just like the old days.”