Corey McKernan has leapt to the defence of North Melbourne, claiming talk about a future relocation to Tasmania is “ridiculous”.

The dual premiership player pointed to an agenda behind the comments about his old club.

“It’s just a ridiculous argument. You want a move a club that has made profits over the past 10 years when there’s others that are $13 million in debt,” McKernan told SEN’s Sam Edmund.

“If the game is in trouble, why are you saying we should go? I live in Queensland and I want the Suns to do well because it’s good for the game, but they are going spend hundreds of millions of dollars ensuring they can be successful.

“And you want North to go to Tasmania for financial reasons? It’s so flawed it’s not funny.

“If it wasn’t for James Brayshaw, North Melbourne wouldn’t be here, but this is a long-standing thing. Caroline (Wilson) had a personal agenda against James and she’s never been able to let it go when it comes to North Melbourne.”

“There are lots of other clubs out there who’ve had far less success than North Melbourne and are in much more debt that probably should consider moving before us,” McKernan said.

“Maybe our biggest fault is that we’re always competitive. Okay, if we’re middle of the road, sorry we don’t bottom out and get the No.1 draft pick.

“Sorry we’re not s--t.”

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