Panthers legend Greg Alexander has defended the NRL premiers after they had been criticised for his or her post-grand closing feedback.
Jarome Luai is dealing with a World Cup ban over a social media publish, Api Koroisau mocked the membership he’s about to affix, and James Fisher-Harris declared this Panthers facet the best within the membership’s historical past earlier than inciting a “we hate Parra” chant.
It prompted a rebuke from veteran journalist and NRL360 scorching Paul Kent who stated the Panthers had been “actually dangerous winners”.
He even known as for Ivan Cleary and senior officers on the membership to tug the gamers into line.
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Showing on the Again Web page, Alexander stated he was not offended by Fisher-Harris’ feedback
“No by no means,” Alexander stated.
“If you happen to take it within the context, that was James Fisher-Harris who stated that and also you don’t hear boo from James all 12 months.
“James is the silent murderer and after an evening out, early morning, no sleep.
“James stated with respect to those who have come earlier than us, we’re the best Panthers ever staff and you’ll’t argue that.”
Alexander additionally disagreed with recommendations to the Panthers had been disrespectful to the Eels and as a substitute claimed it intensified the rivalry between the edges.
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“In context of what James stated, ‘Parra are our sons’ and Jarome Luai had made a remark pre grand closing (name us daddy),” Alexander stated.
“We had been the little brother for thus lengthy, Parramatta, Penrith, geographical neighbours.
“Parramatta the legends of the 80s and we had been nonetheless striving to make out mark within the sport so we we had been all the time thought to be the little brother.
“Jarome got here out pre grand closing and stated “you may name us daddy” and so they James Fisher Harris stated “Parra are our sons”.
“Now significantly if anybody desires to take offence to that, the PC has gone mad.”
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Panthers coach Cleary additionally spoke out on the criticism directed at his staff and stated he had no considerations with their behaviour.
“A part of it’s simply because we’re successful and our guys most likely perhaps do issues somewhat otherwise generally,” Cleary informed Channel 9.
“They’re letting their hair down somewhat bit and I believe all of us can perceive that when you drink somewhat an excessive amount of generally you would possibly say somethings that you simply would possibly like again.
“I’m not too fearful about that, however I additionally get that it may not be everybody’s cup of tea.
“You may’t please everybody.”