Silvagni's role as list manager became untenable in recent months, falling out with Carlton chief executive Cain Liddle.
Liddle remains concerned with Silvagni having two sons – 21-year-old Jack and 19-year-old Ben – on Carlton's list.
The relationship between Liddle and Silvagni broke down further when the CEO was involved in approaching trade targets this year – without Silvagni's direct involvement.
The chief executive's handling of Silvagni's situation has raised eyebrows among several influential Carlton supporters, worried the club will be seen to be infighting and turning on one of its own at the precise point Blues fans hope the team is making progress.
Liddle was already under pressure after his key commercial appointment failed and lasted less than eight weeks in the job.
the SOS/Judd/Visy cult is as big as jamestownIt's funny because their fans were probably the most vocal about how Essendon was cult like in their blind faith in Hird despite the obvious damage he was doing..... Yet here they find themselves 3 years later doing the exact same thing.
It's a thing of beauty.