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"Success has gone to their heads": Richmond slammed after latest off-field incident


Kane Cornes has lashed Richmond after their latest off-field incident, saying “success has gone to their heads” after an era which has seen them win two of the last three premierships.

While the Tigers remain well on track for a tilt at the 2020 premiership, their season has been marred by several off-field incidents.

The latest one came in the early hours of Friday when Sydney Stack and the yet-to-debut Callum Coleman-Jones were caught up in a brawl outside a Gold Coast strip club.

The pair were later thrown out of the hub in Queensland, banned for 10 matches and the club fined $100,000 for their second AFL COVID protocol breach.

Cornes now believes there is a “chink in the armour” of the previously unflappable club due to the various incidents which the club has been embroiled in this season.

“It’s been bizarre,” Cornes said on SEN’s Crunch Time.

“I admire the teams that win yet remain humble, those are the champion teams in my eyes. It takes nothing away from what Richmond has done on the field, but I don’t think they’ve been a humble side this year.

“From the tweets have been sent out to communication and the antics in the song, I think they have got ahead of themselves and success has gone to their heads a little bit.

“It’s not synonymous with other teams who you’ve seen who have had really successful dynasties like Geelong and Hawthorn from a similar era.

“Whatever happens on the field, I think there’s a little chink in the armour in terms of what has gone on this year and their lack of humility.”

The Tigers will be turning their attention to next Friday night’s blockbuster clash against Geelong at Metricon Stadium, in what looms as their most important match this season.

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