Shane Warne has hit his beloved Saints with a savage social media spray during their loss to Melbourne.
Melbourne put a huge dent in St Kilda's finals hopes, clinging on for a 24-point victory in an MCG thriller on Sunday.
In a fierce battle between two sides desperate to remain in the hunt for a top-eight spot, the Demons dominated early and staved off the fast-finishing Saints for a 14.12 (96) to 10.12 (72) victory.
The Dees led by 40 points late in the second quarter and looked set to claim an easy win, leading to Warnie's stunning tirade.
This is embarrassing & hurtful watching this pathetic display by the Saints. I think the hierarchy are overrating a lot of players #cantkick— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) August 13, 2017
Big games test the character & heart of players, today so far has shown plenty about a lot of players & how the hierarchy overrate some !— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) August 13, 2017
What the hell is going on at the G ? Have the Saints players ever kicked a footy before ? Saints are panicking & have no composure !!!! 😡😡😡— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) August 13, 2017
No composure, panicking, can't kick, stupid handballs, not ferocious in tackling & a lack of intensity = St Kilda !!! Absolutely pathetic— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) August 13, 2017
I'm a passionate Saints fan & will support them. But that was absolutely pathetic & the worst 1/4 I've seen from any team for a long time !— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) August 13, 2017
Warnie said he was 'embarrassed and hurt' watching his side capitulate, adding that the team's heirarchy were overvaluing certain players.
Tim Membrey brought the Saints within a goal when he slotted his second major early in the fourth quarter, but Melbourne found a response through Mitch Hannan, who stepped up with the game on the line after a quiet start.
The result lifts Melbourne into seventh spot on the ladder, with 11th-placed St Kilda a win behind eight-placed West Coast with two matches remaining against North Melbourne and Richmond.