Less than 24 hours after AFL great, Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson was arrested and released without charge on Tuesday following a drug trafficking investigation, footage of the former Geelong and Essendon coach joking about “getting into the ice business” has gone viral.
A snippet from the 2009 Fox Sports On The Couch interview with the 54-year-old, who was also embroiled in the Essendon supplement saga from 2013 – 2016, shows him making a joke about what he might do when he retires.
“I might retire, and go and do something else like, sell frozen water or something,” Thompson told the show’s then-hosts, Gerard Healy, Mike Sheahan, and fellow former Essendon coach, James Hird.
“Sell frozen water?” one of the hosts can then be heard asking Thompson off-camera, to which he replied, “Ice. I just got bought into an ice business”.
Since it was posted on Facebook by Odds.com.au on Tuesday night, the video has been shared over 600 times, with 2,300 likes and almost 5,000 comments.
AAP reports a Port Melbourne property belonging to Thompson was raided by police on Friday as a part of a drug trafficking investigation, and he was arrested on Tuesday. Thompson presented himself to police by appointment and was released without charge, pending further inquiries.