MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Magpies supporter 'Joffa' celebrates with his infamous gold jacket during the 2018 AFL Second Semi Final match between the Collingwood Magpies and the GWS Giants at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 15, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Iconic Collingwood fan Jeff ‘Joffa’ Corfe has told his fellow Magpies faithful to get behind the club rather than attack it, following on from the major backlash from the Collingwood’s controversial trade period ending.

Magpies fans were in an uproar after the club moved on four players last week, with supports in a furore and even signing a petition demanding answers from the club.

In an interview with Fox Footy, Corfe said angered fans should “park the tanks” despite the club’s poor management of the trade period fallout.

“It wasn’t done properly – 12 months ago they would’ve had a better way of doing it,” he said.

“But as a supporter, rolling the tanks down Swan St won’t solve anything. I get we’re upset but we have to control our emotions, we’ve still got a very good list.

“We’ve done it for a reason. Rally behind the club, attacks are coming from everywhere. You can’t dwell on the negatives.”

Corfe added he was disappointed bu the clubs unclear communication its loyal fan base.

“The way it unfolded, anyone could see what was really going on,” he said.

“Saying they’re doing it for one reason when they were doing it for another … everybody hates spin. Spin is just corporate lying.”

Corfe remained optimistic ahead of the 2021 season.

“We’re four or five months away from the next season. Something else will happen. We’ll still be competitive … Park the tanks, we’re coming under attack from everyone, not acceptable,” he said.

“Stick together, none of us have got a crystal ball.”