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AFL commentator Kane Cornes pokes back at ‘cocky’ Collingwood after huge loss to Geelong

They say a week is a long time in football and Collingwood can certainly relate to that this morning.

This time last week they were celebrating their incredible one-point win over West Coast, yet today their season is over after their 68-point thumping at the hands of Geelong.

AFL commentator Kane Cornes came under scrutiny for suggesting the Magpies were simply ‘making up the numbers’ against the Eagles, prompting Collingwood president Eddie McGuire to send him a message following their upset win.

Today, in the next chapter of this never-ending tale, Cornes has fired back at the black and white faithful.

“He (McGuire) was up and about last week, he was sending TJ (Tony Jones) and myself messages all through the week,” Cornes said on the Sunday Footy Show.

“Nothing from Eddie. Not one thing, not one message, not one tweet, nothing from these Collingwood clowns!”

The Port Adelaide 300-gamer suggested Nathan Buckley’s men simply couldn’t translate their form against West Coast into a stronger showing against the Cats.

Kane Cornes is interviewed onstage.
Camera IconKane Cornes is interviewed onstage. Credit: Adam Trafford/AFL Media

“I think they were feeling very confident going into that game, no doubt about it with the commentary that they were going to do a lot of damage going forward.

“I did have a look at Eddie last night. You don’t need the scoreboard, all you need is Eddie’s face and that tells you the score.

Cornes was forced to apologise to the Victorian powerhouse club last week after underestimating their ability, but also issued a warning to not get too far ahead of themselves.

It appears they perhaps needed to take greater notice of Cornes’ message.

“They were great and I apologise to all of them,” Cornes said last Sunday.

“But geez they’re cocky. Settle down. You haven’t won the premiership yet. Eddie (McGuire) is texting me, Jeremy Howe’s sending me tweets.

“Settle down, I got it wrong. Don’t celebrate it like you’ve won the premiership.”

Geelong will now face Brisbane in next weekend’s preliminary final while it’s season over in 2020 for the Pies.

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