Speaking on SEN, Kate responded by saying: “I am absolutely furious that Kane Cornes would come out and say Dad’s mark was overrated.
“I find it disgusting, disgraceful, I cannot believe that I don’t even know who he is would come out and make such a comment not only on an iconic footballer but an iconic father, an iconic husband.
“I am beside myself, I just cannot believe it.
“I think he’s completely incorrect. I don’t know where this kid, I don’t even know who he is, gets off saying that a legend of the game with such an iconic moment is overrated.
“Jesaulenko you beauty is one of the biggest, iconic moments in Australian football rules, Victorian football rules, whatever you want to call it.
“For him to come out and try to degrade it … I don’t know if he’s looking for a contract, I don’t know if his contract is about to run up, I don’t know if he’s trying to cause controversy, but I don’t know who Kane Cornes is, who Kane Cornes thinks he is bagging my father and saying that he is overrated.
“It is disgraceful, it’s disgusting, he’s bagging a legend of the game and I am absolutely disgusted.”
Jesaulenko played 256 games for Carlton during the 1960s and 1970s, booting more than 400 goals. He won four premierships with the Blues before finishing his career with a 23-game stint at Kilda in the early 1980s.
In 2008 Jesaulenko became a legend in the AFL Hall of Fame.