MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19: Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos (L) and Shaun Higgins of the Kangaroos looks dejected after defeat during the round 5 AFL match between North Melbourne and Essendon at Marvel Stadium on April 19, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

North Melbourne legend Wayne Carey has launched a scathing attack on his former club, suggesting the Roos are becoming “irrelevant.”

Brad Scott’s men were smashed after quarter-time on Good Friday and were soundly beaten by Essendon to the tune of 58 points, with the Roos falling to 1-4 on the season.

They’re currently in last place with the worst percentage in the league at 67.8%, and Carey is fearing the worst for his former side.

“At one point this game last year between the Bombers and the Kangaroos was an absolute ripper, all of a sudden, the Kangaroos they are not even scoring — their ball movement is stagnant, they’re not an exciting team to watch,” Carey said on Channel 7’s Talking Footy on Monday night.

“Over the last couple of years … you still enjoyed going to watch them play — you don’t even have that anymore, they are becoming an irrelevant footy club.

“A lot of people aren’t talking about the Kangaroos, it’s almost like people don’t care.”

A number of experts are trying to dig deep into the club to work out who’s at fault for the Roos’ poor start to the season, but Carey believes it doesn’t go past those on the field.

“Look no further than the players,” Carey said.

“Don’t worry about where the CEO lives or other things on the periphery of this footy club, the players have got to take ownership of how they’re performing.

“Jack Ziebell — I am glad he was in the meeting he had a poor game on the weekend.

“They have just got so much wrong on ground given who they have got into the club and how they have gone about playing.”