Retired St Kilda forward Justin Koschitzke has taken aim at former coach Scott Watters, declaring he was offended to have begun his final match as a substitute in the "Kermit suit".
Koschitzke had wanted to begin his final, and 200th, match last season on the field but was told otherwise in the minutes leading into the contest against Fremantle at Etihad Stadium.
"I'm running through the banner for my 200th, I don't need to be wearing 'the Kermit suit', do I?" Koschitzke said on Saturday.
"I had sort of been warned, but I'm thinking: 'Surely not'.
"It's my last game. We're playing Freo. They're not bringing their good side over. I've been here for 13 years, surely I start?"
Koschitzke said he had been offended by Watters' decision.
"A little bit, yeah," he said on SEN radio.
Koschitzke was so upset by the decision he took the vest off before running through the banner.
"I put a tracksuit top over it [the green vest] to warm up, went back down to the rooms, tried to take it off, and our match-day manager came over and told me I had to wear it," he said.
"So then we walk out into the race, my lovely wife was sitting there with my son Jack ... it was a pretty big day for the Saints.
"Before I grabbed Jack, I took it off and just threw it in the race and went through the banner. I wasn't putting up with that."
It was also to prove Watters' final match in what was a turbulent season for the Saints. Watters was sacked in November and replaced by Alan Richardson.
New Saints chief executive Matt Finnis said on Saturday the club would be aggressive in pursuing off-contract players from rival clubs or those wanting to return home to Victoria.
"We'll be ruthless. We'll be creative and we won't die wondering," Finnis said.
"I think absolutely we'll be in that space in the next couple of years. We'll have the room in our salary cap to do that."