Leigh Matthews is copping flack over his vigorous rallying of the Brisbane Lions during a quarter time break last weekend.
From what I saw on TV, there was nothing in it.
Winning four premierships as a player with Hawthorn, Matthews was probably the best footy player ever. He coached Collingwood to its only premiership since 1958 and the Lions from AFL cellar-dwellers to three premierships in a row. If anyone deserves to be cut some slack for unconventional coaching antics, it's him.