Chris Scott has accused former Collingwood president Eddie McGuire of lying on his TV show to dramatise the Geelong coach’s supposed anger issues.

Scott coached the Cats to a five-point victory over Hawthorn on Easter Monday in his side’s first match since a controversial thriller against Brisbane.

The premiership-winning coach last week received a suspended $10,000 fine for confronting Lions players during a quarter-time break.

Hot on the heels of that incident, McGuire also claimed “the umpires and the AFL are not happy with the constant theatrics” out of Scott.

Broadcasts regularly cut to cameras that film a coach’s every move just as they reach boiling point over decisions out of their control.

“I think they’re not happy with the constant demonstrative attack on the umpires while a game is being played,” McGuire argued on Footy Classified.

But Scott said he had “never” received a call from any AFL officials warning him to tone down his behaviour.

“I don‘t think Ed knows what he’s talking about, to be honest,” he said on Monday night.

Former Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has maintained roles in the footy media.
Former Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has maintained roles in the footy media. Credit: Getty

“Because I think there are some people I really respect at the AFL who are strong personalities and would pass that information on to me if they felt that way.

“And they certainly wouldn‘t pass it on to Ed without passing it on to me.

“I‘ve got a lot of respect for Ed as well, but I think he just made that part up.”

Last year the AFL looked into Scott’s decision to offer unsolicited advice to umpire Ray Chamberlain following a series of low bounces in Geelong’s qualifying final.

He saved himself from a fine with measured comments immediately after the game but was not so fortunate after his confrontation with Brisbane players late last month.

Chris Scott (centre) speaks to his Cats coaches on Easter Monday.
Chris Scott (centre) speaks to his Cats coaches on Easter Monday. Credit: AAP

Scott does not believe snapshots of his behaviour – be it in the coaches’ box or during on-field confrontations with umpires or rival players – point to a larger problem.

“I‘m invested in the game, there’s no doubt about that, and over the course of 11 years and almost 300 games, on two or three occasions I’ve done some things that I probably shouldn’t have,” he said.

“But those sort of interactions happen between coaches and umpires a lot. Some of them get caught on film, very few of them probably. That wasn‘t an example of me being hotheaded – it was ‘Ray (Chamberlain), throw the ball up’.

“I made a decision a long time ago in the box, in particular, from some advice from people in footy that I really respect that it‘s difficult to keep your calm for the whole day and you need to be you need to find a time to release and the coaches’ boxes your sanctuary a little bit.

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“I almost never, without some sort of method, lose my temper with the players, so the coaches box is kind of my release to an extent.

“If you‘re asking the question do I look at it (footage from his coaches’ box) and think ‘yeah, that’s brilliant, I love that, make sure you do that again’ – no, it’s a bit embarrassing for me.

“But I do feel that if I had to make a choice to be more invested in the game and defend my players and be in the game, as opposed to being too calm and too passive, I’d choose the former.”

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