Outgoing North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has delivered a farewell shirt front to former Kangaroos champion and media analyst David King after his side's stunning win over the Western Bulldogs.
The host broadcaster captured vision of Scott appearing to make a bee line for King, one of his harshest critics during North's struggles this year, as he ran to the three-quarter time huddle.
King was on the ground at Marvel Stadium as part of his role with Fox Footy and Scott appeared to direct a verbal tirade his way as he passed within inches of him.
"I haven't spoken to David King in years," Scott replied when asked about the incident.
"I get frustrated sometimes when the cameras are too close to our huddle.
"There was a time I put my shoulder straight through David King. It was at the Gabba in the late '90s and he didn't respond then either.
"So I'm not about to start doing that again. I'm a coach, not a player."
Scott will announce his departure from North after coaching 211 games in 10 seasons at a press conference on Sunday.
King has often questioned Scott's ability to get the best out of the side this year and the barbs have clearly been felt inside his old club.
Scott respects the role of the media and the right of commentators to have an opinion, but added it was incorrect to assume former players spoke with greater authority.
"People who have played for football clubs, people thing that they're got a unique insight, but with due respect I haven't seen any of those people at our football club ever," he said.
"The only time I invited David King to come down to present a jumper to a first-year player he chose not to come.
"So they don't have any unique insight."
Australian Associated Press