Nathan Buckley responds to fresh Heritier Lumumba allegations from time at Collingwood

Former Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says he remains confused by Heritier Lumumba’s long-running dispute with the club.

Explosive claims from Lumumba about allegations of misconduct at Collingwood during Buckley’s stint as coach emerged on Monday.

Lumumba alleged in a News Corp report that an unidentified assistant coach used a pornographic image during a team meeting when Buckley was in charge.

The former defender also claims ex-chief executive Gary Pert made sexually inappropriate comments in front of players’ partners.

ABC Sport has contacted Lumumba for comment.

Lumumba, who left Collingwood in 2014, has been speaking out about his experiences of racism at the Magpies for a number of years.

Collingwood vowed to implement all recommendations from the ‘Do Better’ report, which included a strategy to address racism.

Lumumba left Collingwood in 2014.(AAP Image/Theron Kirkman)

Lumumba recently announced he and fellow former Collingwood stars Leon Davis and Andrew Krakouer had cut ties with the club in the belief “nothing has changed”.

Buckley, who exited Collingwood in mid-2021 and now works in the media, has responded to Lumumba’s fresh claims.

“The club have, from my understanding tried to work with Heritier and other Indigenous players, who have been part of systemic racism situations over the course of the club’s history,” he told SEN on Monday.

“I am happy to engage with the club however they wish, but Heritier hasn’t been satisfied with that and that’s why we are where we’re at

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