Think you’ve seen it all on AFL? Think again.
Over the years, fans have produced some truly bizarre stand-up moments that have wowed social media, and this new contender is no exception.
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In the year In 2017, a Melbourne fan became the talk of the town after showing up at the MCG with a homemade plate.
Gourmet platters loaded with succulent meats, soft cheeses, avocado and bread had footy fans rubbing their eyes to make sure what they were seeing wasn’t photoshopped.
During Saturday night’s grand final between the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne, a fan was seen on stage at an AFL game like never before.
There was a cat sitting in the stadium at Marvel Stadium. Yes, you read that right, a cat was present on Saturday night.
The feline fan is seen in his owner’s arms, wearing a harness and lead, Havin is brought to the game by a carrier.
“Of course not,” wrote journalist Darren Parkin.
RSN AFL editor Mark Stevens wrote: “Overwhelming Burmese panic.” This can’t be true?!!!
“Guess he wasn’t cheering the dogs on!” one fan said. He commented sarcastically.
AFL clubs have opened up pet memberships and it seems one fan decided to put them to good use.
The cat may be stealing the thunder, but it’s the dogs who win when they get some revenge on the demons.
The Bulldogs entered the top eight in impressive form, ending back-to-back losses to reigning premiers Melbourne – including last year’s grand final – with a stunning 10-point win at Marvel Stadium.
It also ensured No. 1 draft pick Jamara Ugle-Hagan’s debut game to finish in the second.
Three of those goals came as Beveridge’s men came back in a brilliant final quarter after dominating most of the third quarter without getting enough scoreboard rewards.
The only negative for the Dogs was another soft-tissue loss to Adam Treloar, who had conceded 28 tackles in three quarters before falling out of the match in the final period.
In a classic matchup from the first siren’s momentum swing, the Demons shot out to a commanding 27-point lead shortly before halftime.
But the Dogs hit five either side of the main break to claw back the deficit and finally chase down Melbourne in stunning fashion.
– With Mark McGowan, NCA Newswire