Blues footballer Josh Bootsma has been sacked for sending nude pictures of himself to a female fan on Snapchat. Mark Stevens reports.
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A Carlton footballer has been sacked for sending nude pictures of himself to a teenage female fan.
Chief football reporter Mark Stevens joins us live from Carlton headquarters.
And, Mark, a dramatic move by the Blues?
Mitch, this was building over a year.
Bootsma struggled with the demands and disciplines of professional footy.
The last straw was inappropriate use of social media.
It’s understood he sent nude photos of himself via Snapchat to a female fan.
It was the fan’s mum that alerted the Blues.
Bootsma was pick 22 in the 2011 draft and the club had invested a lot in him – But the Blues say they had no choice.
Putting inappropriate material on social media, that was the final shot raw that broke the camel ‘s back for us to decide to terminate his contract.
We are dealing with a young man, here.
It’s a young man’s livelihood.
A really well thought out decision.
Things like, get into training late, missing appointments, really all the types of things that lose the trust of the playing group.
As you guys are aware, if you lose the trust of the playing group, all doesn’t go well to hold your spot at the club.
Bootsma’s girlfriend is due to give birth within days so it looms as a massive week for the defender.
He faces a challenge just as massive to play AFL again, Mitch.