GWS captain Toby Greene has apologised to Carlton star Jacob Weitering for throwing him under the bus with post-game comments.
Weitering was fined by the MRO for making unnecessary contact with Greene’s face in Round 24, with freeze frames of the incident suggesting he made contact with his eye.
After the game, the Giants forward was asked about the incident, saying: “He might be in trouble; I think I got in trouble for that, so we’ll see how he goes”.
However, Greene has now revealed that he realised after the game that the cut above his eye was not actually caused by Weitering, with the Carlton defender’s contact on the other side of his face.
“I actually felt bad for Jacob after the game because I thought when Sarah (Jones) asked about my eye that that’s what he did,” Greene told SEN’s Whateley.
“I stitched him up a bit mate so I’d like to apologise to Jacob and I’m glad he’s playing finals footy.
“I’m sure Carlton will have a red hot crack. I sort of stuffed that up after the game. I was under the impression that the cut on my eye was from him and it wasn’t.
“I didn’t realise until like half an hour after the game when someone said ‘you know that cut is on the other eye?’ and I said ‘okay, I’ve got that wrong’.
“I feel a bit bad for him because I almost stitched him up – so, sorry Jacob.”
Giants forward Toby Bedford was handed a one-week ban for a bump on Carlton’s Zac Fisher.
GWS is challenging the decision at the AFL Tribunal and Greene is confident they will get the ban overturned.
“I’m not sure he actually hits him in the head when you ask Zac Fisher and I’m just not sure it was intentionally trying to hit his head which I think he got charged with,” he said.
“We’re confident that we’ve got a strong case and I haven’t been party to the lawyer discussions, but I think that’s what we’re thinking.”
The Giants take on St Kilda at the MCG in an Elimination Final next Saturday.
Greene was last night named the All-Australian captain.