OP could have worded his post better...calling for him to be sacked is over the top.You can't be taken seriously if you think he's a dictator.
How dare the man have an opinion hey.
Gil also did more than just express his opinion imo, he was really appealing for Coniglio to stay.
The worry is that it might be more than just words...we know Gil and the AFL do what they want to get the outcome they want.
Wouldn't surprise me if Gil got on the phone to Giants CEO Matthews and tried to convince him to step in and increase their offer/efforts to keep Coniglio. Matthews would have to take it seriously as Gil is a powerful ally for GWS to have.
Also wouldn't be surprised if Gil offered Coniglio a pay rise for his 'ambassador' role or marketing etc...on the proviso he stay at GWS. Of course he'd do this in a secretive manner.