Dangerfield's brutal response to Cornes criticism


Another week, another Kane Cornes AFL hand grenade.

Patrick Dangerfield has laughed off Cornes' claim that the Geelong star carries on about injuries.

Dangerfield injured an ankle early in Saturday's blockbuster against Hawthorn, but he became the hero.

Geelong played him deep as a one-out forward and he proved the matchwinner, kicking 5.6.

Dangerfield was clearly in distress. Image Getty

But the following day, Cornes claimed when Dangerfield played for Adelaide, teammates told him to stop talking up injury problems.

"I didn't have that conversation, so maybe Kane should do a little bit more research next time," Dangerfield told KIIS.FM.

There is local context to the Cornes barb, given his long playing career at the Crows' hated local rivals Port Adelaide.

"It's great we have someone from the Crows' inner sanctum - no-one is as welcome as Kane Cornes in the Adelaide changerooms," Dangerfield said, sarcastically.

"I can only laugh at Kane, I don't think I need to reference his career at times.

"I don't take it hard ... it makes for certainly entertaining TV."

Last week, Cornes had his old Port Adelaide premiership teammate Damien Hardwick fuming.

The Richmond coach disparaged Cornes' for writing "s*** comments" after the commentator said the Tigers clearly showed in their abysmal loss to St Kilda that they had gotten ahead of themselves.

Hardwick has since laughed off the spat.