While Pearce today accepted Minson’s apology, he believes Minson’s “actions from here will mean far more than words.”
Port skipper Dominic Cassisi was on the hop today saying that Minson has over stepped the mark on two occasions, the other being a few years on Kane Cornes.
“It’s great for the game out there when everyone gets on the lip – and I’ve played with some of the great guys who are good at it and against some of them. It’s part of the competitiveness,” Cassisi said.
“But once you start involving, whether it’d be your mother, women, your race or kids or whatever, I just think it’s crossing a line that doesn’t need to be crossed.
“I hear [Minson's] done a lot of great things for charities overseas and all that sort of stuff.
“He’s probably just got to contain himself once he crosses that white line, but as a person he’s actually not a bad bloke from what I hear.
“I think the Western Bulldogs have handled it outstandingly well – and quite quickly,” he told afl.com.au
Minson today held back tears to apologise in front of a media contingent. He has been suspended by the club for a week and the AFL is still investigating the matter.
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