Willie Mason has launched an extraordinary attack on former Manly teammate Daly Cherry-Evans, declaring that greed will ruin his legacy as a player.
Last week, another former Sea Eagles player, Anthony Watmough, revealed Cherry-Evans had ignored his plea to take a pay cut so the star-studded side, which won premierships in 2008 and 2011, could stay together.
Mason, who is friends with Watmough, could understand his frustration.
“Obviously, (Cherry-Evans has) been playing on his mind, it’s been pissing him off for ages,” Mason told SkipiTV.
“Pretty much tells the team to f… off, ‘I want an upgrade’, so it cost other players.
“I’ve spoken to guys like Brett Stewart, and some other guys, and they’re like, ‘it’s not going to be the first one to come out.’
“Glenn Stewart got shifted to Souths, you think Brett Stewart wasn’t filthy? You think Steve Matai wasn’t filthy?