An emotional McGuire confronted Magpies players, staff and reporters at a press conference Tuesday to confirm that he will step down from his role earlier than expected.

Collingwood will be AEDT at 4:15 p.m. Hold a press conference, which can be seen on the live stream below.

It follows the release of a report on systemic racism in the club and the excitement surrounding the press conference in which McGuire called it a “proud day” for the Magpies.

McGuire was planning to leave his role as President of Collingwood, which he began 22 years ago, at the end of the 2021 season.

An open letter had recently been distributed to community leaders advising McGuire To “resign immediately”.