Jack Silvagni has again taken to Twitter, after Carlton released a statement on Wednesday evening saying it had parted ways with his father and list boss Stephen Silvagni.
After liking a number of tweets that supported the notion the Blues had mistreated his father, the 21-year-old took a more direct approach on Thursday morning.
“Sorry Dad, my fault,” he said on Twitter.
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The tweet was deleted soon after it was published.
While speculation had been mounting for months that Stephen would depart from his role as list manager, the Blues confirmed the league’s worst held secret via a press release on its website – much to the chagrin of a number supporters.
Part of Carlton’s justification was that Stephen’s role had become too difficult to navigate, with two of his sons – Jack and Ben – on the club’s list.
“The difficult decision to not enter into a new contract with Silvagni as GM List Management and Strategy centred around the increasing complexity of having two sons on the playing list,” the statement said,
“Having the most senior list management staff member unable to participate in an increasing number of discussions and decisions relating to both list management and match committee is a situation that is not in the best interests of the Carlton Football Club.
“While the decision not to review his contract was an extremely difficult one to make, ultimately tough decisions need to be made that are in the best interests of the entire football club.”
On Wednesday Jack liked a number of tweets that claimed the Blues had treated Stephen with contempt.
One tweet the young Blue like read: “Disgraceful what they have done to SOS.”
While the Blues claimed Stephen’s position was compromised because of his sons, a fractured relationship with Carlton chief executive Cain Liddle has been reported as the central cause for the club champion’s departure.
Stephen played 312 games for Carlton and stands as one of the club’s greatest players of all time.
Jack has played 60 games for the Blues, while Ben is yet to feature at AFL level.