Footy legend Wayne Carey arrives at the talk and is immediately told it’s CANCELED because the public didn’t want him there – as he loses another job after the white powder casino scandal.
- Carey was said to be unwelcome at the grand finale dinner in Melbourne on Friday
- Audience members told organizers they had problems with him being there
- The Footy Great lost his job with Triple M Radio just days before the latest blow
Wayne Carey had a speech at an event in Melbourne canceled at the last minute after audience members raised concerns about the AFL great to organisers.
It’s the latest blow to the footy legend after he lost his job with Triple M radio earlier this week after being banned from Perth’s Crown Casino after a bag of white powder fell out of his pocket while he was gambling on September 1 .
Carey was due to speak at the grand final dinner for St Kevin’s Old Boys Football Club at the Glenferrie Hotel on Friday, but discovered he was unwelcome shortly after arriving.
Carey (pictured on his way to speak at a separate event in Wagga Wagga on September 8) was told he was not wanted shortly after arriving at the grand final dinner
Promotional material for the lunch did not feature Carey’s name and his presence was not widely known among the 200 guests, according to the Herald Sun.
It is believed that his appearance at the concert was booked before he was kicked out of the casino.
St Kevin’s took the step after members of the public told organizers they had problems with Carey giving a speech, according to club president Patrick Mount.
Carey lost his job with Triple M radio and was pulled from commentary duties by Channel Seven when the white powder scandal broke
“There was concern in the room about Wayne being there, which we heard, and the decision was made to remove him from speaking at the event,” Mount said.
“Wayne then left. He acted in an extremely professional and courteous manner throughout.’
The two-time premiership winner with North Melbourne was kicked out of Perth’s Crown Casino and given a two-year ban from all Crown premises after a bag containing a white powder fell out of his pocket while he was gambling on September 1.
The big kangaroo (pictured with partner Jessica Paulke) insists the substance in the bag he was kicked out of the casino was not illegal
Perth’s Crown Casino (pictured) has been criticized by Western Australia’s police commissioner for not immediately reporting Carey to officers when he was evicted from the premises
Carey stood down from his job as a commentator on Channel Seven after the scandal broke and Triple M chose not to renew his contract on 14 September.
He has been adamant that the substance in the bag was not illegal and has retained lawyers to investigate a possible disability discrimination claim against the gaming giant for his eviction and foreclosure.
“It was not an illegal substance, it was offered to security. Security didn’t get it,” Carey said.
“They just said it’s not a good look, I understood and we left without incident.”
Carey’s lawyer, Josh Bornstein, said his client was wrongly dismissed “under the assumption that the bag contained an illegal drug” and explained that the big kangaroo was carrying “anti-inflammatory and pain medication” he uses to manage football injuries.
Western Australian Police Commissioner Colonel Blanch criticized the Crown for obstructing their investigation by not reporting Curry to police at the time he was kicked out of the casino.
“We will do an assessment by [the CCTV] but, obviously, we’re on the back foot from the beginning because we didn’t have the initial complaint at the time it happened, which would have been my preference,” he said.