'Be quiet': AFL legend's brutal shut down in frosty exchange

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
Luke Hodge (pictured left) during commentary and Channel 7 commentator Brian Taylor (pictured right) pointing.
Luke Hodge (pictured left) was involved in a frosty exchange with Channel 7 commentator Brian Taylor (pictured right). (Getty Images)

AFL Great Luke Hodge was in no mood to be interrupted on Friday evening after a frosty exchange with commentator Brian Taylor.

Following Geelong’s win, sparked by superstar Patrick Dangerfield who lead the comeback against the Bulldogs, the commentary team were asked about the premiership favourites for 2020.

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Wayne Carey answered, but his attempt was interrupted by the Channel 7 commentator.

Taylor said: “What about Port Adelaide, you don’t have them? They’re going to finish on top?”

“He doesn’t rate Port Adelaide.”

But Carey promptly hit back.

“I didn’t say I didn’t rate Port Adelaide, I just said there’s three above them.”

The Hawthorn premiership champion then entered the conversation.

He attempted to answer the question, but Taylor appeared to intervene with a suggestion.

This was met with a blunt response from Hodge.

Commentators Wayne Carey and Brian Taylor talk to camera before the round 14 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Essendon Bombers at Optus Stadium on June 20, 2019 in Perth, Australia
Commentators Wayne Carey and Brian Taylor talk to camera before the round 14 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Essendon Bombers at Optus Stadium on June 20, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

“So you don’t like Port Adelaide either,” Taylor said.

Hodge replied: ““BT, stop putting words in my mouth. What I said at this current stage was...”

You haven’t mentioned them,” Taylor said.

But Hodge hit back “You told Tom Browne to be quiet, I am telling you to be quiet while I talk.”

Taylor went on to claim Hodge didn’t have ‘respect’ for Port Adelaide.

Dangerfield sparks Geelong comeback

In Selwood's absence, it was superstar Patrick Dangerfield who sparked the comeback against the Bulldogs after the Cats trailed by six goals at quarter-time in Friday's match.

Dangerfield finished with a game-high 35 disposals in a best-on-ground display, but Scott also reserved praise for hard-running Gary Rohan.

The 29-year-old only had 10 disposals for the game but kicked two goals in the final quarter including the sealing major with less than a minute to play and was a menace to the Bulldogs defenders all night.

""There were a few moments where he was crucial, even a 50/50 ball coming out of deep 50 could go either way and he just finds a way to win it," Scott said.

"He's got some attributes as well, he's got extreme speed but you've still got to do it.

"I thought he was terrific and could have had a bigger game too, he got some hands to marks that he just couldn't quite finish but he's improving all the time for us. He's become an important player for us."