SENIOR coaches leaving the coach's box to speak to umpires during the game is not a good look for the game, according to Ross Lyon.
During Sunday's Fremantle-Greater Western Sydney clash at Domain Stadium, Giants coach Leon Cameron twice left the box to run down to the bench to speak to emergency umpire Nathan Williamson.
Cameron said he was seeking clarification on some of the decisions made during the game to give feedback to his coaches and players.
Lyon said he understood how a coach could be led to that situation but he did not think it was something senior coaches should be doing.
"I don't think it's ideal," Lyon said post-match.
"Leon would have his motives for that. But I don't think it's a great look for the game.
"We all get frustrated on different weeks. I understand the frustration.
"But Leon's a really good person. He can do whatever he likes, ultimately. But I don't think it's something we should encourage."
Cameron admitted he did get frustrated at some of the decisions during Sunday's match and said he would follow up with the AFL's umpiring boss Wayne Campbell on Monday.
"I just had to clarify a couple of things," Cameron said.
"It's one of those things, it's a frustrating game and I was frustrated at the time about a couple of things.
"But it ebbs and flows, it goes against you at times. I'll chase it up with Wayne Campbell tomorrow."
Cameron said he needed to clarify some of the decisions in order to help his team.
"We're a young side and we clearly, at times, struggle in terms of winning the free kick count because of some of the areas that we need to get better at," Cameron said.
"That's OK, it's all good.
"I'll take a look at the tape tonight and chat with Wayne tomorrow or Tuesday just to clarify a few areas."