The Melbourne coach slammed his players after their 64-point loss to the Giants on Sunday.
Melbourne coach Paul Roos called his side’s 64-point loss to the Greater Western Sydney Giants “embarrassing” and that the Demons were not up to “AFL standard”.
Despite first half injuries to Jonathan Patton, Callan Ward and Phil Davis, the Giants were able to run out the game the better of the two sides with only one fit player on the bench.
Roos slammed his players, saying they had become complacent.
“I’m embarrassed. Players can speak for themselves, but I mean you have to be,” Roos said.
“Take nothing away from the Giants, but they were three down.
“Whether guys are tired … it looks like they’ve put the cue in the rack (for the season) and thought `four wins is good enough for us. we’ve improved’.
“Today was not an AFL standard game of footy from us.”
Melbourne failed to kick a goal for the entirety of the second and third quarters in front a paltry crowd of 17,218 at the MCG.
Roos said the performance let him speechless in the change rooms after the match.
“There’s nothing positive to come out of today,” he said.
“There’s plenty of negatives so I just chose not to speak to them at the end of the game,” he said.
“We’ve got two weeks to continue to see what this group can do – who wants to play footy? Who doesn’t want to waive the white flag?
“Then you’ve got an off-season to make some decisions.”