Ollie Wines' brother has launched an incredible tire at Kane Cornes over AFL media personality's criticism of his sibling in the wake of the Power midfielder's water-skiing injury.
Wines will miss the start of the AFL season after undergoing surgery on Tuesday following his shoulder dislocation while water-skiing on Australia Day.
Cornes was particularly strong in his criticism of Wines, saying he made a "terrible mistake" in water-skiing just two months out of the start of the season and that was an "embarrassing situation for the club's highest paid player" and he snake "let his team down and badly"
The Power, however, said they were "really comfortable" with Wines 'decision to hit the water, a view also shared by AFL Players' Association President Patrick Dangerfield.
But that did not stop Harry Wines from unloading on Cornes on Twitter on Wednesday.
"Kane the amount of s *** that has come from your mouth the last couple of days is absolutely stunning. Saying and the player has "let his team down badly" after a freak injury is incredibly hypocritical after you ditched Port mid-season to do a 2-week internship at the fire brigade, "Harry Wines wrote.
"It's glaringly obvious you'll throw your fellow players under the bus to your way to a media career the same way you sheep-dogged your way to 300 games without a scratch.
"You do not have to take your childhood issues out on players trying to live their lives. It's not their fault you were bullied growing up and not allowed to play with the cool kids. Move on to the next topic. "
That caused Cornes to respond, also via Twitter.
"The sad thing about your extensive rant @harry_wines is I've actually been your brothers biggest fan. He's an absolute star on and off the field. Playing AFL sometimes requires a player to take on some criticism and be accountable, it's part of the job, "he wrote
Cornes caused a kerfuffle earlier Wednesday when he said AFL players who averaged $ 370,000 a year and with 14 weeks off should not go mountain bike riding, get behind a boat or jump out of a plane.
Current Crows Josh Jenkins and Riley Knight both bought into the argument that players needed an escape from football for their mental health and that figures Cornes had quoted were manipulated.