The AFL legend called Bulldogs star Zaine Cordy “absolutely embarrassing” after he had to be carried to a car while he was worse during the club’s wild Mad Monday party
- Cordy had to be picked up off the ground by teammates outside the Melbourne pub
- He was then carried to a waiting car during the Bulldogs’ Mad Monday celebrations
- Matthew Lloyd said the incident was “a terrifying sight for any league footballer”.
Essendon champion Matthew Lloyd has torn up Zaine Cordy after the Western Bulldogs star had to be carried to a taxi by team-mates during the club’s Mad Monday party.
The 25-year-old was photographed being supported by fellow canines Tom Liberatore and Josh Dunkley while on Monday in what Lloyd described as a “terrible look for any league footballer”.
“I hated Mad Monday with the Western Bulldogs,” he told Nine’s Footy Classified Wednesday night.
Tom Liberatore (left) and Josh Dunkley (right) pick up Cordy outside the West Melbourne pub where the Bulldogs hosted their Mad Monday party earlier this week
Cordy – seen here being carried to a waiting car outside the venue – was branded an embarrassment over the incident
“Would you ever see your captain in that condition? Would you ever see [Scott] Pendlebury, Lachie Neale, all the great players? [Christian] Petracca, [Clayton] Oli?
“It’s embarrassing, absolutely embarrassing for a league footballer to be in that state, even having a drink at the end of the season.
‘To be in control. Imagine you’re a young first-year player looking at this and he’s been in the system for almost 10 years.
Veteran footy journalist Caroline Wilson agreed.
“They’ve had serious discipline issues off the field in recent years, the Bulldogs, and that still haunts them, haunts them, doesn’t it?” She said.
Bomber legend Matthew Lloyd (pictured) said Cordy’s predicament was “a terrifying sight for any league footballer”.
Bulldogs stars Bailey Smith, Marcus Bontempelli, Jamarra Ugle-Hagan, Josh Dunkley, Mitch Wallis, Louis Butler, Aaron ‘Astro’ Naughton, Arthur Jones, Anthony Scott and Tom Liberatore were among the players attending the pub event suburbs were seen to the west of Melbourne.
The party dragged on into the evening, with some players – including Bontempelli – keen to get started while Smith and a handful of players stayed at the venue to play pool.
The Bulldogs’ season came to a disappointing end last Saturday in Perth, where in front of a record crowd of 58,982 fans at Optus Stadium, they squandered a 41-point lead to beat Fremantle 11.7 (73) to 8.12 (60). to lose.