Emotional moment Collingwood skipper Darcy Moore embraces his father Peter – who lost FOUR grand finals as a Magpies star

Darcy Moore took a moment to reflect in emotional scenes as his father Peter handed him the premiership cup on Saturday.

Moore led Collingwood to a dramatic four-point victory over Brisbane in front of 100,024 fans at a sun-soaked MCG, ending the Pies’ 13-year wait for a flag.

The son of Collingwood legend Peter, Darcy collected the famous trophy from his father and the pair were caught up in emotion, with Peter having lost four grand finals during his playing career.

In beautiful scenes after the final siren, the father and son embraced before Darcy went on to lift the cup in front of the Magpie Army.

Peter won two Brownlow Medals but didn’t win any of the grand finals he played in and has gone on the record to admit he is still haunted by those losses.

Darcy Moore and his father Peter embraced in emotional scenes at the grand final

Peter (left) failed to win any of his five grand finals as a player for Collingwood

Peter (left) failed to win any of his five grand finals as a player for Collingwood

In fact, Peter, who never won a grand final at any level, said he would happily trade his Brownlows for a premiership medal, while his son Darcy won team prizes for fun during his junior footy days.

There is a widely-told story that Peter threw away his runner-up medal after his fourth grand final defeat, but he insists that is myth.  

‘Well, that’s actually a bit of a folklore, I just pretended … and it wasn’t into the crowd,’ Peter said. ‘That was my fourth runners up medal, so I didn’t really need another one. Had enough coming second.

‘Not my finest moment but I don’t regret it because I was determined to back it up (and win the next year). I did see (former Collingwood coach) Mick Malthouse when we lost one of those flags against Brisbane (in 2002 and 2003). His went in the bin in the players room as a demonstration to his players of not accepting coming second.

‘When I coached one (premiership) at Eltham after I retired, that was the biggest thrill of my career, even at a local level,’ Peter said. ‘There’s going to be be a disappointed group of boys, a disappointed group of fans and unfortunately there can only be one winner.’ 

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