Adam Simpson has spoken to Nathan Vardy for his shove on AFL opponent Max Gawn, with the West Coast coach saying it was not a good look.
Gawn was bowled over in the last quarter of Friday night's loss to the Eagles after Liam Ryan soared over the Melbourne ruckman for a mark of the year contender.
As Gawn lay on the ground, Willie Rioli appeared to taunt him and then Vardy joined in with a shove.
Adding to the moment, Gawn slaughtered Vardy and Tom Hickey in the ruck.
Simpson revealed on Saturday he had a word with Vardy about the incident.
"Gawn had 50 hit-outs to advantage," Simpson told SEN.
"Vardy took the opportunity to try and at least return a bit of lip.
"(It was) not a great look for us. We don't really like that type of thing."
Simpson said there had been plenty of niggle through the game.
"I think when he saw him on the ground, he took an opportunity to give him some feedback which I think Vards was getting most of the night," Simpson said.
"I've spoken to Vards and I said: 'Mate, you don't need to do that.' No harm, no foul really, but it's just not a great look.
"Gawny is a big boy. I'm sure he's okay."