Following the emergence of footage showing a clash with a Port Adelaide fan, Alastair Clarkson is called in to explain himself.
Hawthorn President Andrew Newbold: Clarko, come in, have a seat.
CEO Stuart Fox: Tough night last night Alastair, in lots of ways.
Alastair Clarkson: Is this about that Port Adelaide idiot?
Newbold: It’s more about you grabbing his throat.
Fox: Actually, it’s more about there being a video of that.
Clarkson: The guy was in my face! You know me. I’m not the type to lose my temper.
Newbold: Except at junior footy umpires.
Newbold: Gillon McLachlan.
Clarkson: Nothing since last night though.
Newbold: The thing is Clarko, you can’t just physically lash out at a Port supporter every time they annoy you.
Fox: Can you imagine? The world would be chaos. It’s all anybody would be doing.
Clarkson: Neither of you have ever had one in your face like that. You don’t know how irritating Power supporters can be.
Newbold: Are you kidding? I sat in equalisation meetings with David Koch for hours. It took all my willpower.
Clarkson: That’s a fair point actually. If you can get through that, perhaps I should have just kept walking.
Fox: All we’re asking is that the next time you want to strangle someone whose being a goose, check for cameras.
Newbold: Now, about not playing the first half last night…