Greater Western Sydney AFL co-captain Phil Davis has blasted former St Kilda coach Grant Thomas for calling the Giants a "bunch of big heads".
The star defender believes Thomas' attack on the club was unprofessional and called for him to visit the club.
Davis said the "sensationalist" views reinforced to him that the former player and coach-turned media commentator had a "chip on his shoulder" over the expansion club's existence.
Thomas hoped the Western Bulldogs would "smack the living bejesus out of GWS" before the 2016 preliminary final and spoke of his frustrations about the Giants' draft-pick concessions from the AFL.
"If you're going to do it (put the team down) from outside the club, looking in the whole time, for me it doesn't hold a lot of weight," Davis said on his podcast Footy Phil.
"Where I start to get frustrated is when people decide to have opinions and don't do their due diligence.
"The general public don't get lots of information and, when you have people doing this, it makes the footballing public less intelligent about football.
"I think he's (Thomas) completely and utterly wrong. I think if you came up here, you would not see a more selfless, humble group."
Thomas teed off last week on the Giants on his podcast, co-hosted by Sam Newman and Mike Sheahan.
He fired shots at the club's culture and coach Leon Cameron and believed they didn't deserve to win the premiership.
"They are bunch of big heads at the moment who have got an inflated opinion of themselves and I don't think they are very well coached," Thomas said.
"The culture is managed to such a level that it doesn't allow them to play as professionals with humility.
"They are more interested in how they look rather than how they play."
The Giants sit third on the ladder ahead of their Friday night blockbuster against Geelong at GMHBA Stadium.