Geelong coach Chris Scott appeared to exchange words with a fan at Adelaide Oval during the Cats’ 17.10 (112) to 14.7 (91) win over Port Adelaide.
Cameras at the end of the third quarter tonight captured the moment Scott left the coach’s box before he stopped to confront a section of fans.
The Geelong coach eventually walked away and spoke to security who were escorting him from the box to the ground. It’s unclear at this stage what was said.
“Chris Scott working his way through the crowd, you can occasionally get a bit of feedback over here at the Adelaide Oval,” former Bulldogs star Luke Darcy said in Channel Seven’s commentary.
“That’s a man who just loves a contest and he’s in one tonight. A little bit happening with Chris Scott.”
Discussing the incident after the match, former Collingwood president Eddie McGuire claims he had pushed for a number of years for the ground to find a more appropriate way for away coaches to enter.
“I’ve been having this blue for 20 years. I don’t want to pick a fight with the Port Adelaide fans, but for years we fought to get perspex put up at the old football park … the officials of the away club were too close to a hostile environment,” McGuire told Fox Footy.
“They’ve built this place – you can’t have coaches walking through the crowd, for everyone’s sake. They have to fix it, it’s as simple as that.
“You can’t expect everyone to be alright … there’s only one way to get this fixed: Make it not happen. Get a lift or whatever the case may be, but you cannot have the coach walking through the crowd if you’re the away coach. Fix it.
“That is ridiculous in any stadium in the world. This is a great stadium so I’m at pains to say this.”
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