Charlie Dixon has hit back at his critics following last night’s win over Hawthorn.
Dixon was heavily criticised after taking longer than the allotted 30 seconds to take a shot on goal in the dying minutes of last week’s loss against Geelong, before being called to play on.
Following last night’s match, Dixon was asked on Adelaide radio station FiveAA, to comment on Caroline Wilson’s comments from earlier in the week, in which she criticised the Port forward.
“On Thursday night Charlie, against Geelong, you gave away a stupid free kick and you counted the cost,” Wilson said on Footy Classified on Monday night.
“Then you took a good mark and missed a sitter and then in the dying minutes when the game was there to be won, you failed to count.
“Even if the umpires weren’t yelling reminders at you Charlie, it was a silly school boy error and when you’re a $650,000-$700,000 key forward, everyone at the club counts the cost.”
Dixon said Wilson’s comments did not bother him, nor add any extra motivation, while perhaps also forgetting his interview was being broadcast live on radio.
“That’s what it is, people jump on you, jump off you — that’s footy mate, you’re a hero one week then you’re a villain next week,” Dixon said.
“I’ve just got to focus on doing my bit for the team and that’s it.
“She can say whatever she wants, I don’t really give a f***, to be honest.”
Dixon responded well from the disappointment of last week, kicking four goals and finishing with 20 disposals against the Hawks last night.