Port Adelaide’s Hamish Hartlett has revealed what he said to Geelong coach Chris Scott at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night, after the fierce melee between the two sides.
The pair appeared to exchange words after the melee ended, which lasted around a minute and a half and resulted in 12 players being fined by the Match Review Panel.
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Scott played down the incident, explaining he said “nothing untoward”.
“I actually didn’t really feel like this was an exchange with anyone. There was a lot of heat in the moment,” Scott told Fox Footy’s AFL360.
“When I got down Joel Selwood and Paddy Dangerfield were together and I actually like it when they aren’t in the scuffle. I told them ‘we need to settle this down’.
“I walked away to compose myself and was sort of saying that we need to take control of this situation.’”
Hartlett told Triple M Adelaide on Wednesday that Scott was merely telling the umpires to settles things out.
“(He was) definitely saying to the umpires that ‘we need to take control of the situation.'”
Hartlett revealed that he then replied with something along the lines of, “worry about your own group“.
However, we’re sure the language Hartlett used may have been slightly different, given his sarcastic thumbs up directed at Scott.