West Coast Eagle Elliot Yeo has admitted he felt embarrassed and guilty over his team’s performance on Saturday against Collingwood.
Not only did the Pies demoralise the Eagles by 45 points, but the heavy loss was made heavier being premiership skipper and two-time All-Australian Shannon Hurn’s 300th game – the first Eagle to make the milestone.
“I know I couldn’t look Shannon in the eye afterwards,” he told Clairsy & Lisa.
Lots of respect for this man from both the Eagles and the Pies – well done Shannon Hurn on reaching a massive milestone 👏
— Fox Footy (@FOXFOOTY) July 31, 2021
Yeo also addressed the personal criticism he copped from Garry Lyon when he appeared to show a lack of intent to chase as the Pies moved the ball forward towards Darcy Cameron, who eventually kicked the goal.
“No intensity, no want, no desire,” Lyon said of Yeo’s effort on Fox Footy.
“Any urgency? Any urgency from Elliot? No.”
Act that summed up Eagles’ “absolutely deplorable” effort … and why there’s a “troubling” legacy question.
— Fox Footy (@FOXFOOTY) August 2, 2021
Yeo said he found out about the comment after his dad rang him.
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