David Koch has been accused of “gaslighting” former Port Adelaide star Warren Tredrea.
The previous Energy captain on Thursday took one other swipe on the breakfast TV star as their public confrontation reached a brand new low level.
Tredrea earlier this week made the sensational declare that Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley’s job was “untenable”.
Koch, the president of the soccer membership, then dismissed Tredrea’s remark with a cheeky dig.
The Dawn host jested that Tredrea’s outspoken feedback had been stated simply to advertise his new present – the Huge Deal Podcast.
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The tensions escalated additional on Thursday with Tredrea taking a shot at Koch on his common radio look.
“I can’t ignore a number of occasions now he’s gaslighting,” Tredrea stated on FIVEaa.
“After I went to the board, he informed me – to not me – that ‘that you must find out about Port Adelaide’.
“I used to be like ‘OK, I’ll let that go’, however then yesterday he’s stated it’s to get podcast downloads.
“Telling folks to become involved within the membership and be taught concerning the membership, and it’s for a podcast, give us a spell.”
Tredrea’s makes an attempt to be appointed as a director on the membership’s board earlier this yr made loads of headlines because the AFL nice was rejected by his personal membership.
Tredrea approached the membership in February along with his request, however was finally informed he must stand for the place on the membership’s members’ elections on the finish of the season.
The 44-year-old stated Koch is making an attempt to discredit him — and his suggestion the membership ought to take into account axing Hinkley simply thee rounds into the season.
“Blind Freddy Port supporter is aware of it’s greater than three video games,” he stated.
“It’s 10 years and three video games.
“I’m really satisfied many might not have listened to the entire 18 to twenty minutes of the podcast the place I stepped by my reasoning for this.”
Tredrea stated his suggestions was brutal, which Port Adelaide constructed its basis on.
“I’m calling it as I see it,” he stated.
“I’ve been a Port child all my life.
“I can’t sit and watch my membership, which I believe has slipped … of their decision-making.
“I’m not right here to nail Ken, I’m simply saying he’s in a scenario the place it’s untenable.”
Kane Cornes earlier this week additionally rubbished Tredrea’s requires the membership to take instant motion in opposition to Hinkley.
The veteran coach’s future slipped additional into uncertainty after the membership’s 31-point loss to the Crows in Saturday night time’s Showdown.
Port Adelaide has been open about the place Hinkley sits along with his two-year contract extension expiring on the finish of the 2023 season.
Koch stated earlier this yr, the membership wouldn’t be discussing Hinkley’s future till August.
That got here after a shock declare in February the membership already had a plan for assistant coach Josh Carr to take excessive job.
Tredrea admitted in his most up-to-date feedback that he and Koch don’t communicate to one another.
The membership has began its season with one win from the primary three rounds.
Regardless of being premiership teammates, Cornes and Tredrea have on a number of events butted heads of their public commentary of the membership.
“He’s kicking with the breeze on this one. It’s a robust breeze,” Cornes stated of Tredrea on Channel 9’s Footy Categorised.
“That’s the frustration of the Port Adelaide supporters which he’s tapping into. There’s a frustration there for 3 or 4 years.
“I don’t assume there’s a profit to sack your coach after two poor performances. What’s that going to attain? Who will you give the caretaker function to? He’s suggesting Josh Carr. Is he prepared to do it? Are you prepared to surrender the season two video games into it?”
Cornes stated Hinkley possible must information the crew to the grand remaining to be secure.
He stated locking up Carr now would additionally take away any alternative the membership needed to assess different teaching choices that might open up in coming months.
Matthew Lloyd stated on the TV present that it was “loopy” to consider sacking Hinkley now.