Former Perth Scorchers spinner James Muirhead has lashed at Heritier Lumumba and Collingwood after president Eddie McGuire stood down this week.
Muirhead, who played for the Scorchers from 2014 to 2018 and represented Australia in five Twenty20 Internationals, targeted Lumumba in a Twitter post this afternoon.
It came after Lumumba spoke today for the first time since McGuire stepped down, saying he went along with the nickname “Chimp” in his time at Collingwood in “order to fit in”.
“F—- off @iamlumumba you pest! You’re (sic) point has been raised,” Muirhead tweeted today.
Muirhead earlier this week revealed he had cancelled his membership at the Magpies after 12 years following the racism controversy, which was centred around the ‘Do Better’ racism report and investigation sparked by Lumumba.
McGuire stepped down as president of the Magpies on Tuesday after 23 years in the role following public backlash to his comments that it was a “proud day” at the club upon the release of the report.
“I try my best, and I don’t always get it right. I don’t stop trying,” McGuire said.
“I don’t think that it is now either fair or tenable for the club or the community (for me to continue).
“People have latched on to my opening line last week and I’ve become a lightning rod for vitriol.
“I leave knowing one thing for certain — that in every endeavour, my heart has been true. That my devotion has been to fairness. That never have I ever turned my back on anyone who’s asked for support.”
Muirhead, who played two seasons at the Melbourne Stars during McGuire’s tenure as club president from 2011 to 2019, was clearly not a fan of the decision.
“I’m over good people who have put in so much, be disrespected in such way. Bloody b…….!!,” Muirhead wrote on Twitter on the same day McGuire stepped down.