Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron has launched a spirited defence of Jeremy Cameron, saying "assassination" of the suspended star's character went too far.
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Key forward Jeremy Cameron has copped a five-game ban for his hit on Brisbane defender Harris Andrews that resulted in brain bleeding and severe concussion.
Leon Cameron says his namesake must tweak his approach but some pundits should be "embarrassed and disappointed" by their analysis of the incident.
"The thing that disappointed me the most was what happened to Harris. The second thing was the assassination of Jeremy's character from key people that had an agenda," Cameron told reporters in Sydney.
"I was disappointed with a lot of people, especially people with prominent positions in AFL media.
"Being a thug or a dog - those sort of words don't relate to Jeremy Cameron.
"(They) should be embarrassed and disappointed because he's not that. He's a really good person.
"He goes 100 miles an hour. I've acknowledged we need to tweak areas of his game."
Cameron also took a swipe at perceived "anti-Giants" sentiment, noting it was going to exist because of how the expansion club started.
"There's always going to be disturbance from down south ... they're concerned about us, so they'll probably bag us more than not," he said.
"It doesn't affect our guys internally, in fact it probably drives us a little bit harder."
GWS unsuccessfully argued at the tribunal on Tuesday night Cameron's strike was careless, not intentional.