West Coast have been criticised by Frematle coach Ross Lyon after uploading a video of a teammate using Andrew Brayshaw's name in an attempt to put off Andrew Gaff.
A clip of a post-training game was shared to the Eagles' Instagram page this week.
Gaff, lining up ahead of his teammates in what is understood to be a ritual for players celebrating their birthday, spun himself around multiple times before attempting to convert a set shot.
A number of players could be heard jeering the 27-year-old, with Nathan Vardy cupping his mouth and saying 'Andrew Brayshaw' to put off Gaff.
Brayshaw was the young Dockers player punched by Gaff late last season.
The hit broke Brayshaw's jaw and for Gaff it resulted in a suspension that ruled him out for the remainder of the year – missing West Coast’s premiership victory as a result.
After the footage went viral on Twitter, Brayshaw’s coach Lyon condemned the chanting.
“I’ve been made aware of it and I’ve heard the video,” he told 7 News.
“In light of how serious that injury was, and the incident, it’s really disappointing. But I’ll leave that with West Coast.”
ABC broadcaster Corbin Middlemas led the condemnation of both the act and the video.
Super ordinary , which is hardly surprising given the way the club’s leadership dealt with it at the time https://t.co/0YcobKEcZh— Corbin Middlemas (@CorbinMiddlemas) June 18, 2019
Nathan Vardy certainly isn't covering himself in glory this season. https://t.co/tCPkGn5X5O— Jeremy Hill (@jezza_hill) June 18, 2019
Nathan Vardy not holding anything back when trying to put off Andrew Gaff at training😳😳 pic.twitter.com/5RBivu0BrI— Tyler Lewis (@tmlew_) June 17, 2019
The punch last August was already made more awkward by the fact that Hamish Brayshaw, Andrew's older brother, is Gaff's West Coast teammate.
One footy fan on Twitter questioned whether Hamish would appreciate hearing Vardy use his brother’s name in that situation.
Some Fremantle fans wanted the video to be seen by Dockers fans and players.
They appeared to hope Vardy was targeted in return.