After 40 years involved in the game, Terry Wallace has seen it all.
However, these three moments stand out to him as the most controversial across his time in the game.
“I wrote down three – the most controversial moments over those 40 years,” Wallace told SEN Evenings.
“Leigh Matthews and Neville Bruns. We’ve only ever seen one person go to court over an incident on a footy field.
“The turmoil surrounding that, and I suppose I was involved at the time, the turmoil was unbelievable back in the day.”
@gerrard_gordon There's precedent. Leigh Matthews in 1985 king hit Neville Bruns. Not reported on the day. Police charged Matthews asking for a gaol sentence. The VFL withdrew Matthews' playing license for a month. Charges reduced. $1000 fine and a bond. https://t.co/wrmHNvm6PZ— Glenn Brady (@GlennGeelong) August 6, 2018
The second moment: Wayne Carey sleeping with Anthony Stevens’ wife and Carey’s exit from the Roos.
“Obviously Wayne Carey and the whole situation around him leaving North,” Wallace said.
“I can remember being at the Whitten Oval coaching and when the news started filtering through about what was going on and that there was a meeting at North Melbourne and that it was Carey, it was just unbelievable at the time.
“The third one is the Essendon supplements scandal obviously.”
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