Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has responded to the report that Darcy Moore has been linked with a move to Richmond, saying “blood will be flowing down Punt Road” if it happens.
Tom Browne sparked the story by suggesting the Tigers have their eyes on Moore as a potential Alex Rance replacement and will make him a “substantial offer”.
McGuire responded to the report on his own radio show in his usual showman style.
“That would go down well. When his father (Peter Moore) went to Melbourne, that went down a treat. (Darcy) going to Richmond – that would be just really good, wouldn't it?” he told Triple M.
“The last time they started poaching from Collingwood, we put them in the bin for 30 years.”
When asked what he would do if it did actually happen, McGuire promised retribution, saying: “Wait if it ever comes true — don't worry about that. The blood will be flowing down Punt Road and Hoddle St again, mate.”
Moore’s manager Liam Pickering played a straight bat when asked about the situation.
“No I haven’t (spoken to Richmond),” Pickering told SEN Breakfast.
“We caught up again the other week, we’ve still got a bit of work to do. We’re negotiating, which means it’s nowhere near over the line.”
Moore is out of contract with the Pies at the end of the season.