Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has shot down Brendan Fevola’s talk of a comeback calling the 36-year-old a “clown”.
The former AFL star retired in 2011 and has been playing in local competitions.
And after a petition was launched by disgruntled Collingwood fans to recruit Fevola, the big fella said he was far from past competing at the top level.
“I think I could play better than some of the blokes that are out there now,” Fevola said on Thursday.
“If there’s 60,000 people there I’ll kick six, if there’s 70,000 I’ll kick seven. If you play for a crap team and there’s 10,000 there I’ll only kick one because you want to perform for the supporters.
“I put bums on seats. Touch wood, my body is in good nick injury-wise.
“I’d kick 70 goals. I’d kick 70 goals without even training, imagine if I did train.”
McGuire said there was no way he would consider throwing the former Carlton and Lions bad boy a lifeline.
“No — (there’s not room) for him there’s not!” McGuire joked when Mick Molloy suggested the club could make space for Fevola in the forward line.
“Couldn’t wedge him between the sticks,” McGuire said.
“Big Fev at the moment … He’s fat!”