“I’ve copped it straight between the eyes at half-time of a game against St Kilda one day,” Pendlebury said on the Jock and Journo Podcast.
“I think I had 21 touches at half time, I thought I was flying.
“I didn’t realise, but I had two kicks and 19 handballs at half-time and Mick came in and I was looking for eyes, thinking I was going to get a compliment, here.
“I think I was about 21 at the time, and he said ‘Where is Scotty Pendlebury?’
“I said ‘I’m here, Mick’, feeling really confident.
“And he said ‘If you don’t start kicking that football, I will cut both of your hands off.
“So the next few times I got the ball in the third quarter I kicked it about two metres.”
There’s no doubting Malthouse has come up with some impressive sledges over the years, but this is surely up there for obscurity!