Broncos legend Steve Renouf calls Brisbane players ‘sweet and privileged k***s’ after being ‘shocked’ by coach’s spray after shattering loss to Parramatta
- Steve Renouf called the Broncos ‘soft and privileged buttons’
- Gordon Tallis thinks ‘upset’ players should be dropped for next game
- Brisbane have dropped to ninth place and could miss the final
Broncos legend Steve Renouf has blasted Brisbane players who complained about volcanic spray from Kevin Walters’ locker room after their shock loss on Thursday.
The Broncos were humiliated by the Eels 53-6 just a week after being beaten 60-12 by the Storm – leading to Walters’ epic meltdown.
The coach’s bashing was too much for some stars and they would be ‘upset’ by the way they were spoken to.
Four-time premiership-winning center Steve Renouf blasted the Broncos who were upset by Kevin Walters’ recent locker room spray
The Broncos coach lost it with his team after crashing to Parramatta 53-6
Center Renouf, a four-time premiership winner, called the players “buttons” in a scathing outburst on Twitter.
‘ Precious privileged soft buttons! Toughen up the boys! tweeted Renouf, who played 183 games for the Brisbane side.
Social media seemed to agree with Renouf – who was nicknamed ‘The Pearl’ during his playing days – with many fans echoing his frustrations with the team.
“It’s that Generation Pearl.. they can’t control a spray.. that’s why they’re so impacted by social media,” one user said.
“I couldn’t say it better myself, Pearl,” said another.
Renouf called the Broncos “upset” upset over Walters’ “precious sweet privileged buttons” disguise in a tweet. Renouf played 183 games with the Broncos
“Who would have thought the coach would be upset when a team concedes 113 points in two matches,” joked a third.
Renouf was not the only club legend dismayed by the team’s reaction to Walters’ sterilization. Gordon Tallis believes Walters “had the right” to blast his underperforming squad and said players who complained would not have made it in his time.
“If they call me soft, my response is I’m going to prove him wrong,” Tallis said on Triple M.
Club legend Gordon Tallis has asked Walters (pictured above) to drop players ‘upset’ by his recent spray
‘What about Craig Bellamy in the coach’s box every minute? It’s a high pressure situation where, right now, what do you want them to say? Sir Alex Ferguson kicked David Beckham in the head,’ Tallis says
Tallis also asked Walters to drop players who objected to his locker room spray for next week’s game against the Dragons.
Bulldogs tough man James Graham agreed with Tallis.
“You have to face the music. You have to face the truth and Kevvie is within his rights to give the team a spray,’ Graham said.
Brisbane have fallen to ninth in the table and must beat the Dragons in the last round
Brisbane have dropped to ninth in the table and must beat the Dragons – or hope Canberra lose to the hapless Wests Tigers – in the final round to qualify for the final.
The Broncos got the wooden spoon in 2020 and finished 14th last season.