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Tigers fans hit Melbourne streets to celebrate win

Richmond Football Club fans are in the height of celebration after witnessing their team claim its first AFL Grand Final victory in 37 years. 

Evidence of pure elation was scattered through Melbourne on Saturday as thousands partied into the night and flooded the city streets in triumph.

Ruthless displays of pride were painted all over the faces of die-hard fans, who haughtily paraded the Tigers’ black and yellow into the early hours of Sunday morning.

 

Elated fans of the Richmond Tigers have turned Swan Street into a raging party after their team claimed its first grand final victory in 37 years

Evidence of pure elation was scattered through Melbourne on Saturday as thousands partied into the night

Evidence of pure elation was scattered through Melbourne on Saturday as thousands partied into the night

Ruthless displays of pride were painted all over the faces of die-hard fans

Ruthless displays of pride were painted all over the faces of die-hard fans

Crowds of rowdy supporters saturated Richmond’s Swan Street as the party took hold of the town – many leaping at opportunities to climb aboard the shoulders of fellow fans.

One group of men even managed to scrabble their way onto the roof of a nearby hairdressing business- trusting the crowd below to boost them upwards.

At one point, a daring fan looked to be swinging off the overhanging veranda roof as others assisted in pulling him up. 

One group of men even managed to scrabble their way onto the roof of a nearby hairdressing business 

One group of men even managed to scrabble their way onto the roof of a nearby hairdressing business 

At one point, a daring fan looked to be swinging off the overhanging veranda roof as others assisted in pulling him up 

At one point, a daring fan looked to be swinging off the overhanging veranda roof as others assisted in pulling him up 

Crowds of rowdy supporters saturated Richmond's Swan Street as the party took hold of the town

Crowds of rowdy supporters saturated Richmond’s Swan Street as the party took hold of the town

Fans haughtily paraded the Tigers' black and yellow into the early hours of Sunday morning

Fans haughtily paraded the Tigers’ black and yellow into the early hours of Sunday morning

Fans yelled their team's name in excited chants as the sound of victory echoed down the street

Fans yelled their team’s name in excited chants as the sound of victory echoed down the street

A garbage trail of empty alcohol bottles and cartons lined the street, but fans appeared more concerned by watching on in admiration as the gutsy supporters shouted their pride from the high-up position. 

Fans yelled their team’s name in excited chants as the sound of victory echoed down the street.

In footage of what looked to be an after party growing in size, passionate supports jumped, hugged and shook their hands in the air in sheer elation.

A garbage trail of empty alcohol bottles and cartons lined the street, but fans partied on 

A garbage trail of empty alcohol bottles and cartons lined the street, but fans partied on 

The local favourites defeated the Adelaide Crows by 108 points to 60, pulling away from the South Australian team in the final quarter. 

After a pressure-filled first quarter the Tigers began to dominate in the second and third terms before pulling away in the last.

Adelaide rallied at the end of the final quarter, scoring two quick goals to raise hoped of a comeback, but the Tigers held on to win.

Adelaide Crows players were pictured looking dejected after the tough loss.  

Passionate supports jumped, hugged and shook their hands in the air in sheer elation

Passionate supports jumped, hugged and shook their hands in the air in sheer elation

The local favourites defeated the Adelaide Crows by 108 points to 60, pulling away from the South Australian team in the final quarter

The local favourites defeated the Adelaide Crows by 108 points to 60, pulling away from the South Australian team in the final quarter

Richmond Tigers superstar Dustin Martin has capped off an incredible year by winning the Norm Smith medal for best on ground as his team clinched their first AFL premiership in 37 years.

The Tigers have broken the drought to win their first flag since 1980 in front of 100,021 people at the MCG in Melbourne.

The local favourites defeated the Adelaide Crows by 108 points to 60, pulling away from the South Australian team in the final quarter. 

The Tigers have broken the drought to win their first flag since 1980 in front of 100,021 people at the MCG in Melbourne

The Tigers have broken the drought to win their first flag since 1980 in front of 100,021 people at the MCG in Melbourne

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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