When are these young smart ass footballers/sportmen going to realise the are not in grade 3 playing silly games. That stupid behaviour has consequences? Sending naked selfies to a teenage girl??? Bad, sending them when your partner is just about to have your baby, worse, loosing a lucrative AFL career over it? Stupidest decision of your life, possible charges being laid.
It has happened before, they are educated about it and this fool ignores all that for a little boost to the ego…Not to mention embarrass everyone in your life.
EXPLICIT images sent by Carlton defender Josh Bootsma to a teenage girl led to his sacking yesterday.
Carlton acted after the mother of the girl provided the club with photos that Bootsma, 21, had sent.
The Blues terminated Bootsma’s contract after discussions with his manager and the AFL Players’ Association.
Are these the pics? I’m sure there are more
The club was contacted about the pictures on Monday.
Carlton football operations manager Andrew McKay said Bootsma had lost the players’ trust after a series of indiscretions in the past year.
Bootsma was contracted for next year and the Blues will meet his management today, but the gangly defender is not expected to be paid out.
“He continues to not uphold the standards we require,” McKay said.
“If (captain) Marc Murphy had behaved in the same way, then he would be facing the same situation.
“Management made the decision. We acted quite swiftly. We needed to. I think it was above a decision of the leadership group. He was endeavouring to gain (trust) back over the last few months, but this final act has obviously not enabled him to do that.”
McKay said Bootsma previously failed to arrive to training and appointments on time.
He said the seriousness of Bootsma’s contract breach meant the Blues did not consult Murphy or the leadership group.
Bootsma’s partner is expecting a baby today.
The Blues are counselling and offering support to the player.
Sacked Carlton player Josh Bootsma sent explicit texts after social media hook-up
June 04, 2014
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Carlton have sacked young defender Josh Bootsma for posting inappropriate material on social media.
In a five-month trail of messages on social media forums including Facebook, Instagram, Kik and Snapchat, Bootsma appears to groom at least one Carlton fan before blatantly asking for sexual favours.
“I think you are a sexy girl who deserves to be treated like a princess,’’ one of the expectant father’s messages read.
Then later: “Are you up for a sex session on Tuesday?’’
One image viewed by the Herald Sun appears to show Bootsma pictured in the bath from the waist down – “Join me’’ he says.
In another: “Sounds good. Send dirty snaps.’’
The 23-year-old woman, who asked not to be named, admitted she was an obsessed Blues supporter who started following Carlton players on Instagram but was surprised when Bootsma sent her a friend request on Facebook.
She said the pair met in person at an open training day last year and, while Bootsma seemed embarrassed, he started sending her Kik messages the next day.
“At the start he was sweet and trying to woo me but I’m not stupid,” she said.
“I caught on pretty quickly what he was about.’’
The aspiring makeup artist said the pair’s communication started in August but broke down by November when Bootsma’s girlfriend became aware of the online chat.
Carlton was forced to dump the young player after the mother of another girl – a teenager – provided the club with photos the defender had been sending.
Adults who send sexually explicit messages to anyone aged 16 or under can face criminal charges.
Cyber safety expert Susan McLean said it was time AFL clubs took a tougher stance.
She said Kik messaging had become the number one app for sex predators worldwide.
Bootsma did not respond to inquiries from the Herald Sun.