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Kane Cornes moving on from sledge saga

By Roger Vaughan and Adrian Warren 01/07/2008 07:54:09 PM Comments (0)

Port Adelaide midfielder Kane Cornes wants to put the sledging incident involving Will Minson behind him, saying he has accepted the Western Bulldogs ruckman's apology.

Minson has publicly apologised for the sledge, made during Saturday night's game in Darwin.

Neither player has confirmed details of what was said, but it is understood to have involved Cornes' first son Eddy Jack.

The two-year-old was born with a serious heart problem.

"There's been a lot written and said about it, probably too much from my point of view, I've been really happy with the way both clubs have handled it and I've accepted Will's apology," Cornes told Channel Ten.

"I'm just looking forward to moving on and putting it all behind me."

Earlier this season, a television microphone caught St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt sledging Andrew Lovett, referring to the Essendon player's much-publicised domestic trouble.

Sydney defender Tadhg Kennelly said the Swans wanted to unsettle opponents with on-field action, rather than by taunting them.

"Ever since I've been here with players like Paul Kelly and Stuart Maxfield and Wayne Schwass, when I came to the football club, they were very football focussed with players and they were never really worried too much about slagging off (opposing players)," Kennelly said.

"It was more (that) you would say things by the way you go about playing your football and that's always been the way with the club and obviously with the leadership (group) we have with Brett Kirk and Barry Hall and just going at the footy is what we do.

"It's not something we really work on."

Asked if he had been sledged over his nationality or religion, the Irishman said: "In my first few years it happened a couple of times, but I suppose that's going to happen when you are a young player.

"They are going to try and mentally test you more than anything else to see if you are up to it, but not lately, not in the past few years.

"But it doesn't bother me a whole lot. To tell you the truth, I probably like it, it gets me going a bit."

Kennelly said the impact of sledging depended on the individual targeted.

"It's something that goes back to the individual and what way they are going to take it, but there is a fine line, I suppose," he said.

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