David King had some harsh words for the West Coast Eagles players following their last-quarter collapse against Collingwood on Sunday.
King, a two-time AFL Premiership winner with North Melbourne, slammed the poor attitude of the Eagles' senior players which included a scathing attack on Mark LeCras.
The Eagles let a four-goal lead slip in a disastrous last quarter against Collingwood, putting their finals hopes in big danger.
A stunning 13 Eagles, including the likes of Matt Priddis, Elliot Yeo, Luke Shuey and Andrew Gaff, failed to collect a registered possession in the last quarter.
With so much riding on the game, against a team with little chance of making the finals, King was astonished at how the Eagles so easily collapsed.
“It doesn’t mean enough to them at the moment, their senior core players - it’s not everything to them - you see it,” King said on Fox Footy’s On The Couch.
“They’re thereabouts when things are going well, they play some good football.
“But some of their senior core players like to get on the end of a few easy touches.”
He added: “They’re in the area to put pressure on and all they want is reward.
“Should never play again LeCras, I’m done with LeCras. We talk about him every three weeks.
“(Eagles coach) Adam Simpson has to start to lose faith with these players because they are not taking him anywhere.
“The attitudinal problem they’ve got, the West Coast, needs to change and the only way to do that is to start dropping players that have got some sort of currency, some sort of note.”
West Coast remain ninth on the ladder, level on points with eighth-placed Essendon but with a poorer percentage.