Malthouse slammed the congested style of modern AFL football, saying rule changes needed to be made.
Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has slammed the game of Australian Rules football, saying the entertainment factor had decreased in comparison to yesteryear.
Malthouse has had enough of the congested style of modern football and has called upon the AFL to make rule changes to get the sport back on track.
“If I wasn’t coaching, I’d hate the game,” Malthouse said.
“We’ve moved so far away from what our Australian game was.”
Speaking ahead of Carlton’s clash with Collingwood, Malthouse said congestion around the football was a blight on the game and needed to be fixed.
“We don’t see the contests of yesteryear…I don’t know if the public really enjoy that,” he said.
“At the end of the day, we’re supposed to be entertainers.
“Maybe down the track, and we do have some say in where the game is going, we’ve got to change it.”
Carlton face Collingwood on Sunday night in the clash for the Peter Mac Cup.