Collingwood spark controversy over video of assistant coach

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

Collingwood leadership and cultural manager Nick Maxwell could find himself in hot water after footage showed him running onto the field with 90 seconds left during the game against Geelong.

Maxwell was on the bench for the Pies with the margin at two goals, when he jumped up and crossed the boundary line to shout directions.

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The Geelong bench reacted as players and staff remonstrated with the official that Maxwell had crossed the line.

One Geelong staff member spoke to the AFL official, appearing to question why Maxwell was allowed on the field.

Geelong were angry over Nick Maxwell (pictured left) entering the field of play. (Image: Fox Sports)

After the siren sounded, handing Collingwood the victory, injured Cats forward Mitch Duncan was seen approaching the official appearing to question the incident.

Fox Sports’ On The Couch contacted the AFL, who claimed they were looking into the incident.

While the panel of Paul Roos and Jonathan Brown debated what penalty this incident carries, both agreed it was a heat of the moment mistake from Maxwell.

“We don’t want to see a change of result or you don’t want a goal kick,” Brown added.

Maxwell is a former Collingwood captain and played 208 games.