Chris Scott remains adamant he said nothing untoward to Hamish Hartlett but the Geelong coach has accepted the exchange was a bad look for the game.
Scott told reporters on Thursday that AFL football operations boss Mark Evans had been in touch for an informal chat about his interaction with the Power onballer as a heated quarter-time melee went on around them at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night.
"There is a level of contrition there because I accept there is a perception that it is a bad look," Scott said.
"Often the perception doesn't represent the reality, which is the case in this situation."
Scott told Fox Footy on Monday night that he wasn't actually speaking to anyone in particular as he called for calm to be restored.
I'm a good lip reader. Fair spray to Hamish Hartlett from Chris Scott #AFLPowerCats— Tania Armstrong (@foxontherun500) April 23, 2016
Video footage of the incident shows Hartlett pointing in Scott's direction as the pair crossed paths during quarter-time of the clash the Cats went on to win by 48 points.
But the Port star backed Scott's version of events on Adelaide radio on Wednesday.
"There was a bit going on and emotions were running pretty high so I just said to worry about your own mob," Hartlett told Triple M.
"Which he ended up doing and doing it pretty well by the looks of things.
"(But) he was definitely saying to the umpires that it had gone on for too long and they had to take control of the situation."