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Dustin Martin opens up on wild AFL grand final celebrations as GWS Giants players flee Melbourne 

Feeling Dusty? Bleary-eyed Martin leads Tiger players and fans on day two of celebrations – after a a very heavy premiership party

  • Richmond Tigers players have continued celebrations after their second AFL premiership in three seasons
  • Dustin Martin had little recollection of the wild night of celebrations after he won another Norm Smith medal
  • GWS Giants looked miserable as they fled Melbourne after a humiliating loss on the sport’s biggest stage 

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Richmond Tigers AFL superstar Dustin Martin has admitted he has little recollection of a wild night of celebrations following his second premiership in three seasons.

The bleary eyed dual Norm Smith Medallist was still wearing his jersey as he and his Tigers teammates celebrated with thousands of fans who flocked to Punt Road Oval on Sunday. 

He couldn’t give too much detail into Saturday night’s celebrations. 

Richmond Tigers star Dustin Martin admitted to fans he had little memory of Saturday night’s AFL premiership party

Bleary-eyed Richmond Tigers players spent Sunday afternoon celebrating with the Yellow and Black Army at Punt Road Oval

Bleary-eyed Richmond Tigers players spent Sunday afternoon celebrating with the Yellow and Black Army at Punt Road Oval

Boasting a membership of more than 100,000 fans, Richmond's Yellow and Black Army were out in full force on Sunday

Boasting a membership of more than 100,000 fans, Richmond’s Yellow and Black Army were out in full force on Sunday

‘Can’t remember,’ the notoriously private AFL superstar admitted as fans erupted into laughter.

As the Tigers’ celebrations continued into their second day, it was a different story for the GWS Giants.

Giants players looked miserable as they fled Melbourne following their humiliating 114-25 defeat on the sport’s biggest stage on Saturday in their first AFL grand final.

Among the faces of dejection were Giants star Toby Greene, whose father Michael was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a female police officer while being escorted out of the MCG during the game for being too intoxicated.

A dejected Toby Greene arrives at Melbourne Airport on Sunday following the Giants loss on the club's first grand final

A dejected Toby Greene arrives at Melbourne Airport on Sunday following the Giants loss on the club’s first grand final

Jeremy Cameron couldn't wait to flee Melbourne and head back home after a Saturday afternoon he would rather forget

Jeremy Cameron couldn’t wait to flee Melbourne and head back home after a Saturday afternoon he would rather forget

Richmond fans backed up from a wild night of celebrations on Swan Street to flock to Punt Road Oval on Sunday

Richmond fans backed up from a wild night of celebrations on Swan Street to flock to Punt Road Oval on Sunday

Meanwhile as the party continued in Richmond with many Tigers players still donning their premiership medals, Martin did his best to recall he could remember from the big night. 

Not be able to celebrate with the Yellow and Black Army along the main strip of Richmond of Swan Street was one of them.

‘We tried to get the bus to go down there last night but the cops wouldn’t let us,’ Martin told fans.

‘I might go down there today.’

Martin was voted as the best player on ground on Saturday with a four goal haul to claim his second Norm Smith  Smith.

Punt Road Oval was a sea of yellow and black on Sunday, a day after Richmond won its second premiership since 2017

Punt Road Oval was a sea of yellow and black on Sunday, a day after Richmond won its second premiership since 2017

Tigers premiership captain Trent Cotchin gives the Yellow and Black faithful a big thumbs up as celebrations kicked on

Tigers premiership captain Trent Cotchin gives the Yellow and Black faithful a big thumbs up as celebrations kicked on

Sporting a yellow and black blazer, Jack Riewoldt was the best-dressed Tigers player as the premiership party kicked on

Sporting a yellow and black blazer, Jack Riewoldt was the best-dressed Tigers player as the premiership party kicked on

After a big night of celebrations, coach Damien Hardwick and captain Trent Cotchin still had a firm grip on the trophy

After a big night of celebrations, coach Damien Hardwick and captain Trent Cotchin still had a firm grip on the trophy

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