CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 10: Steve Johnson of the Giants warms up before the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at UNSW Canberra Oval on March 10, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Veteran forward Steve Johnson is renowned across the league as one of the best sledgers the game has ever seen, but the Giant was put in his place on Sunday by Adelaide youngster Jake Kelly.

Kelly - who's only played 11 games for the Crows since making his debut in 2015 - is the son of Craig Kelly, who manages the Geelong premiership star.

After being on the receiving end of some of Johnson's usual taunting throughout the match, Adelaide captain Taylor Walker told Triple M's Roo and Ditts on Wednesday morning that Kelly fired a shot back at Johnson, which seemed to impress the master sledger.

“He (Kelly) said, ‘Stevie, don’t talk to me like that mate. You’ve been paying for my business class tickets to Europe for the past six years’,” Walker explained.

“I think Stevie put his head down and walked off. He said, ‘that’s one of the best, young fella’.”