Justin Leppitsch has described Chris Scott's heated exchange with Lions players at quarter time as "not a great look," following Gary Rohan's hit on Lachie Neale.
Leppitsch told SEN's Crunch Time that while Scott had good intentions, he'd likely regret his actions.
"You probably look back and go if I had my time again I'd just walk in and call the players over, don't worry about it boys," Leppitsch said.
“I think that was Chris (Scott) showing (his players) I’m here with you, we need to galvanise this to get a win."
Scott was captured on broadcast appearing to confront Lions players in passing during the break, despite the Cats enjoying a healthy 16-point lead at the time.
Geelong captain Joel Selwood held back Scott during the war of words, eventually leading him away to the Cats huddle.
Lachie Neale, Joe Daniher and Harris Andrews all appeared to be involved in the incident for the Lions, with Scott saying “they weren’t paying me compliments.”
Scott’s post-match comments shed more light on the matter, telling reporters: "I didn't understand exactly what (Neale) said but it was something about Gary Rohan and I said, 'I'm happy to have the conversation with you if you'd like. I've seen the vision and I'm comfortable with it'. I suspect he didn't hear all of that. That's all that was said.”
Replays has shown Rohan striking Neale with a swinging right arm that saw Neale crashing to the ground, yet Scott is confident his speedy forward doesn’t have a case to answer.
"I thought Neale struck Gary on the chest and then Gary struck him on the chest," he said.
"Neale did (start it), the vision is clear. I'm not saying he did the wrong thing, that's footy.
"I've had a pretty good look at what Gary did and I'm comfortable with it."