PERTH Glory coach Alistair Edwards has refused to attend a post-match press conference following reports of a major dressing-room argument in the wake of his side's 2-0 loss to Melbourne Victory on Friday night.
An insider source informed Goal Australia that veteran defender Michael Thwaite reportedly expressed his disgust at the result by saying 'that's a f...ing disgrace'.
Captain Jacob Burns meanwhile, named on the bench despite being available again after serving a suspension, reportedly suggested the only way to get a place in the first team was to 'change his name to Edwards', a reference to the Glory coach selecting his son Ryan Edwards in the starting XI.
Young midfielder Edwards was responsible for missing the Glory's best chance of the game, as they suffered a limp defeat to Kevin Muscat's team at AAMI Park.
Alistair Edwards then rejected repeated requests by Football Federation Australia's match commissioner to attend the mandatory post-match media briefing, amid reports of heated crisis talks in the visiting changing rooms.
The FFA representative confirmed an investigation would follow the no-show, with potential sanctions - if any - to be determined later.
Glory has since announced that Alistair Edwards will be available on Saturday afternoon to speak with the media at Perth Airport.