By Jackson Barron For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 02:59 BST, 14 September 2020 | Updated: 02:59 BST, 14 September 2020
AFL star Jake Stringer has been called too unfit by Port Adelaide legend Kane Cornes after a poor performance on Saturday.
The 26-year-old has struggled to make an impact for the Essendon Bombers in his return from an ankle syndesmosis injury after a great start to the season.
The Bombers copped a 50-point drubbing at the hands of Port Adelaide on Saturday, with Stringer claiming a mere five disposals.
His poor performance was enough for AFL Sunday Footy Show commentator Kane Cornes to rip into Stringer's physical fitness.
'I'll get smashed for this and the PC brigade will come after me,' Cornes told the program.
Kane Cornes called out Jake Stringer (pictured centre) and his physical fitness after a big loss to Port Adelaide
'If you're a full-time professional athlete, you don't present yourself like that. To steal (Port Adelaide coach) Ken Hinkley's line, you get what you deserve in footy.
'That's why he returns five disposals yesterday, he's not fit enough. When you don't perform and present that out of shape, you run the risk of being criticised for it.
'He needs to look at what Christian Petracca has done and what Max Gawn has done in the past if he wants to get the most out of that talent because that display of physical fitness is not good enough.'