The Penrith Panthers have silenced their critics, shutting down “conceitedness” claims in a cheeky new video posted to social media.
The Penrith Panthers have hit again at their critics in a cheeky Instagram video.
Ivan Cleary’s younger Panthers outfit got here underneath hearth in the course of the week, with footy consultants saying a strive celebration from their spherical 5 win lacked “class and respect”.
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Within the second half of Penrith’s match in opposition to Canberra, Charlie Staines crossed within the nook for his second strive. A hyped-up Stephen Crichton was eager to have fun and grabbed Raiders ahead Joseph Tapine as he did so.
Crichton’s transfer instigated a scuffle, which attracted gamers from either side in addition to a Canberra coach.
“There was a cockiness and a conceit, and in opposition to the Raiders on the weekend, I believed it spilt over and it crossed the road of what’s acceptable,” mentioned footy journalist Paul Crawley on NRL 360.
Cleary was fast to stay up for his staff following the backlash.
“I’m at all times looking out to ensure that we’re behaving the correct manner, however I’m not too apprehensive in the intervening time,” he mentioned.
The confrontation wasn’t over there, although, with Raiders CEO Don Furner calling Cleary’s resolution to defend his gamers “ludicrous” on Wednesday.
Now, the younger Panthers have returned serve, sharing a lighthearted video shot at coaching to social media.
Within the clip, future Bulldog Matt Burton crosses the road for a strive. Relatively than celebrating with “conceitedness” because the Panthers have been accused of doing, he will get to his ft and shares a civilised handshake with Staines.
The video, posted to the Panthers’ Instagram account, is captioned, “Is that this extra acceptable?” with an the other way up smile face emoji.
Friday night time’s scuffle proved an costly one for each the Raiders and Panthers. For instigating the melee, Crichton was fined $1350 however is free to play in opposition to the Broncos in spherical six.
The Raiders have been issued with a $10,000 breach discover from the NRL for his or her coach’s function within the stoush. The membership has 5 days to reply to the breach discover or else cough up the money.
The Panthers are hoping to proceed their unbeaten begin in opposition to the Broncos on Thursday night time.
The Raiders, in the meantime, will look to make amends for final week’s loss after they face the Eels on Saturday.