Super Netball fans are split after Collingwood Magpies coach Rob Wright time out talk with Kelsey Browne went public.
Wright had called a timeout towards the end of the second quarter with his side seven goals down against the Giants.
Channel 9 camera crews were courtside giving an insight into team talks as they usually do however this time they caught more than they probably expected.
Browne, who starred for Australian Diamonds at the recent Netball World Cup, asked her coach for some positive feedback.
However, Wright said he didn’t have any.
“How about doing some? Because to me at the moment you’re not,” he said.
“I can’t give you a positive when you’re not doing it.”
Wright then subbed Browne out of the game, saying: “I don’t need this attitude from you.”
He was interviewed from the bench shortly after the exchange and admitted he probably overstepped the mark.
“If I had my time again, we would not have that on camera but unfortunately there’s mics there so I probably could have done that better,” Wright said.
However, many have called the exchange a 'spray for the ages' and it's left the netball world divided.
I'm actually so mad right now 🤬— Coco (@SpenceCoco) July 28, 2019
That was so brutal and unnecessary from Rob Wright. Empathy mate, Kelsey just been through a massive world cup she's mentally exhausted asked for some encouragement step up do YOUR role and be a coach that's your JOB #MAGvGIA #SuncorpSuperNetball
What a fantastic example of what not to say when you are supposed to be coaching. If you want people to respect you, show them respect— Bernii Moore (@happydragon1986) July 28, 2019
I must be watching the wrong vid. ‘Absolutely grills’. I see coach calmly making tactical point and calmly setting player straight when focused more on lack of platitude. Hand out the oranges & bubble wrap. ⛈☕️— JD (@JeffDowsing) July 28, 2019
I agree, take the advice to improve performance. He was speaking the truth (in his professional opinion) to a question she asked and that has to be respected.— Mick Drake (@MickDrake6) July 29, 2019
At that level you'd be wanting to always improve and not asking coach for feel good positives. This isn't Under 7's.
Kelsey had a pretty good first half! Unnecessary and untrue Rob Wright; totally inappropriate— Lynda Forrest (@lyndaforrest27) July 28, 2019
The Giants moved into the top four after a 63-56 victory over the Magpies.