David Koch’s wife touching statement too much for breakfast TV

Breakfast TV host David Koch gave too much information when asked to explain the storm surrounding an act of “inappropriate behaviour” involving two AFL players on Saturday.

The Port Adelaide Football Club president on Tuesday shrugged off video of Collingwood star Jordan De Goey rubbing the rear of teammate Isaac Quaynor before appearing to use his left middle finger while standing behind him in a team huddle.

The act of inappropriate behaviour from inside the Magpies’ SCG change room in the lead up to their Saturday afternoon loss to the Swans was reviewed by the AFL on Monday with the league ultimately taking no action.

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Natalie Barr was less OK with the dressing room conduct. Picture: Sam RuttynSource:News Corp Australia

Koch responded to the story by defending the dressing room culture of football players — and also left his Sunrise co-hosts scoffing when talking about his own touching with wife Libby.

“I don’t see what’s wrong with it,” he said.

“Lib does that to me all the time.”

He said the De Goey contact was fine because the recipient was comfortable with the act.

“Let’s not go overboard with this.”

On Monday, former Collingwood president Eddie McGuire also joked about the dressing room video when talking to Today host Karl Stefanovic.

“I know you used to give me a pinch walking down the corridor of Channel Nine,” McGuire said.

Collingwood players in pre-game huddle. Photo: Kayo.Source:Supplied

Collingwood on Saturday night issued a statement in response to when the story was first reported.

“We believe appropriate change room behaviour is important,” a Magpies spokesman told foxfooty.com.au.

“In this instance, neither the players nor the club believe inappropriate behaviour has occurred.”

The AFL is reported to have simply sent a reminder to clubs about the behaviour of players inside the change room.

Collingwood went on to lose the game by 30-points in a humiliating thrashing at the hands of the Swans.

The incident with De Goey and Quaynor comes after a number of incidents of inappropriate touching were exposed within the Richmond dressing rooms last year.

Tigers stars Nick Vlaustin and Jayden Short were forced to apologise to teammate Mabior Chol after an AFL investigation into allegations of genital touching.

Collingwood’s Jordan De Goey touches Isaac Quaynor before the game.Source:FOX SPORTS

The AFL at the time released a statement to condemn acts of inappropriate behaviour in the dressing room.

“The actions of players touching several teammates inappropriately during post game celebrations and/or during club theme songs is not in keeping with either club, community or AFL expectations,” the statement read.

“The behaviour is inappropriate, unacceptable and juvenile. AFL players are professional athletes and set the example for the hundreds of thousands of kids playing football across the country.

“It is the responsibility of each club and the players themselves to ensure this inappropriate behaviour is not repeated.”

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