Ginnivan treatment “despicable” as Magpie slams booing “grubs”

Ginnivan treatment “despicable” as Magpie slams booing “grubs”

Collingwood vice-captain Taylor Adams has slammed Sydney fans for booing injured teammate Jack Ginnivan.

Adams labeled sections of the SCG crowd “grubs” for booing Ginnivan when he appeared on the screen whilst sitting on the bench.

The young Magpies forward injured his hamstring during Sunday’s 27-point loss to the Swans, which ended the Magpies’ 11-game winning streak.

Ginnivan was substituted out of the game at half-time after experiencing hamstring tightness in the second quarter.

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“Imagine booing an injured player. Grubs,” Adams tweeted.

SEN host Gerard Whateley slammed the “despicable” treatment Ginnivan has had to endure.

“We’ve allowed a young player in Jack Ginnivan to be demonized – and I think that’s just awful,” Whateley said on SEN’s Whateley.

“We all have played a role in that, all of us.”

Whateley said further: “Collectively all of us have demonized this young man and it’s awful – it’s actually despicable what we’re doing to him.

“He’s told us the affect that it’s having, and it seems to have no impact in our footy community.”

Collingwood coach Craig McRae provided an injury update on Ginnivan after the game.

“He played the last 10 minutes of the second quarter with a tight hamstring, and even kicked a goal with it,” McRae told reporters.

“We’ll work through that during the week and see what it is, but it’s pretty unlikely that he’ll play next week.”

Fifth-placed Collingwood lock horns with eighth-placed Carlton in a crucial Round 23 clash at the MCG on Sunday.