Essendon great Matthew Lloyd has lashed out at Melbourne young star Jesse Hogan, suggesting the Demons should make the tough call and drop Hogan for his poor body language.
Hogan was tipped to have a big game by many against the depleted Bombers, but was well held by veteran defender James Gwilt and debutant Michael Hartley kicking just the one goal late in the fourth quarter.
With much speculation about his future at the club, despite being contracted for next season, Lloyd says Hogan's body language has been nothing short of horrific.
"I've watched him live the last two weeks and his body language has been horrific," Lloyd told AFL.com.au.
"He's being so demonstrative towards his teammates.
"He's getting out-bodied (in marking contests), but he's not even trying. He's either having a go at umpires or he's having a go at his teammates.
"It's (Hogan's body language) that drastic and another week or two of that and they'll have no alternative but to send him back to the VFL."
Hogan is out of contract next year and is likely to be pursued by West Australian based sides.