Richmond Tigers players were clearly ecstatic minutes after clinching the club’s first premiership in 37 years – but the euphoria caused a few players to let their guards down and slip out a few swear words in post-match interviews.
The Tigers sealed their first flag since 1980 after beating the Adelaide Crows 108-60 in the AFL grand final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday afternoon.
After the win, Richmond players including the game’s best player Dustin Martin and captain Trent Cotchin were interviewed on the field and couldn’t help let fly with a few choice words live on national television.
Richmond Tigers superstar Dustin Martin swore on live television after his side’s win
Four Richmond Tigers players swore in the after-match interviews, but Dion Prestia (pictured) managed to avoid dropping an f-bomb
Ruckman Toby Nankervis was the first to be interviewed, and said ‘it was the best feeling ever… I don’t know what to say, f**king… this group of boys mate, unbelievable’.
Captain Cotchin was next, and seemed composed as he spoke about how it felt to win the biggest game of the season.
‘Today’s performance echoes what we’ve been about all year, and that’s 22 contributors – I mean Dusty’s pretty special but the guys have been f**king outstanding,’ he said.
Players including Dustin Martin (pictured) let fly with swear words during post-match interviews
Richmond players celebrate after the final whistle goes to signal the end of the 2017 grand final
The Richmond Tigers won their first premiership in 37 years after beating the Adelaide Crows at the MCG on Saturday
Next up was Jack Riewoldt, who was close to tears as he praised his teammates who were unable to take the field.
‘Who would’ve thought mate, we finished 13th last year, beaten by 110 points in the last round mate, and now we’re f**king champions.’
Riewoldt was quick to apologise for his swearing, but he was not the last subject wearing yellow and black to drop an f-bomb.
Martin capped off a stellar year by becoming the first player to win a Brownlow medal, Norm Smith medal and premiership in the same year
Richmond Tigers captain Trent Cotchin holds the premiership cup aloft at the MCG
Nick Vlaustin managed to keep a lid on the offensive language, but the same couldn’t be same for man of the match and Brownlow medalist Dustin Martin.
Asked if he was glad he knocked back offers from other clubs to stay with the Tigers, Martin replied ‘f**king oath’.
‘I honestly can not believe it, this is a dream come true.’