So much so, that Scott considered walking away from the club completely, despite two years left to run on his contract.
The Footy Show’s Damian Barrett reported on Thursday night that Scott felt he was “hung out to dry” by the club and made a scapegoat for the sacking of the club legends.
“It was high tension time that related to the forced exit of Brent Harvey and other senior players from that club at the time and it reached a boiling point last September,” Barrett said.
“The Scott camp had had dialogue with the Brisbane Lions, who were looking to replace Justin Leppistch.
“North at one stage were unsure if Scott was going to come back to the club and take up the 2017 and 2018 component to his long term deal.
“The main issue that Scott and his camp felt during this period is they felt the club had left him to hang our to dry over the supporter backlash over the Brent Harvey sacking.”
See the full video of Barrett’s revelations below:
— The AFL Footy Show (@AFLFootyShow) March 9, 2017