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Bombers legend Tim Watson explains how winning the flag SPLIT Melbourne Demons and slams Steven May

Bomber Legend Tim Watson Explains How Winning Flag SPLIT Melbourne Demons, Blaming Steven May For Using Alcohol To Excuse His ‘Complete Lack Of Empathy’

  • Watson and Hawthorn’s Jordan Lewis said premierships breeding divisions
  • Players who missed major finals are particularly vulnerable, Watson said
  • Steven May reportedly slammed two teammates for missing out on the 2021 grand final

Winning the premiership last year sparked a rift in the Melbourne Demons squad that manifested itself in the shocking battle between Steven May and Jake Melksham, according to Essendon great Tim Watson.

The three-time flag winner believes all sides to win the match will see a rift between the players who contributed to the win and those who couldn’t get a start – and said this was what caused the Demons’ shocking restaurant. Sunday.

New details about the clash reveal that May allegedly attacked some of his teammates with hurtful gossip before being beaten by Melksham in a ‘fight’ at the Sirloin eatery in Prahran, witnessed by at least five other demons.

Steven May 'showed a complete lack of empathy for his teammates' when he reportedly slammed Jake Melksham and Joel Smith for missing the 2021 grand final, Watson said

Steven May ‘showed a complete lack of empathy for his teammates’ when he reportedly slammed Jake Melksham and Joel Smith for missing the 2021 grand final, Watson said

The three-time winner of the flag with Essendon believes that all flag-winning teams develop fault lines that must be carefully managed

The three-time winner of the flag with Essendon believes that all flag-winning teams develop fault lines that must be carefully managed

May has therefore been out of action and Melksham has been out of action following surgery for an infection in his hand he contracted after reportedly beating the Melbourne fullback.

It was reported that May had told the Demons that Melksham would have lost last year’s grand final if he had played.

After Hawthorn flag winner Jordan Lewis said premierships create an “automatic divide” in clubs leading to sharp jokes like May’s, Watson was quick to agree that success leads to team failure.

Jake Melksham reportedly stood up for team-mate Joel Smith when he was slashed in May when his stupidity with the fullback kicked in

Jake Melksham reportedly stood up for team-mate Joel Smith when he was slashed in May when his stupidity with the fullback kicked in

Smith missed the Demons premiership through injury — and Steven May reportedly let him know all about it

Smith missed the Demons premiership through injury — and Steven May reportedly let him know all about it

“One hundred percent … everyone wants to play in that Premier League team, unfortunately not everyone can, and a lot of players who miss it feel they should have been given the chance to play in it,” he said. SEN radio

“So you’re sensitive to the fact that they didn’t get a chance to play, and it’s not something that you would ever throw — lightly or otherwise — back at anyone.”

Melbourne skipper Max Gawn has denied that May ever said the team would have lost the grand final if Melksham had played rather than becoming the team’s first aid player for the biggest game of the year.

On Wednesday, it was reported that May had worn team-mate Joel Smith – who missed the grand final through injury – before Melksham went on to defend him.

‘There is a great sensitivity in that’ [players just missing out on playing in a premiership win] and to me that shows a lack of maturity from Steven May, even though he may have been fueled by alcohol — don’t use that as an excuse,” Watson said.

“The fact is, that’s also a complete lack of empathy for his teammates.”

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