- Collingwood’s Beau McCreery got some footy fans off-side
- Followed conduct when receiving his AFL grand final medal
- One supporter felt the forward ‘would want that moment back’
Collingwood star Beau McCreery is officially an AFL premiership winner – but he lost plenty of fans for his conduct on stage when receiving his grand final medal.
McCreery, 22, brutally left an AusKick junior footy player hanging when the youngster looked to shake his hand after the final siren.
The awkward moment wasn’t missed by sections of fans at the MCG, who widely booed the Magpies forward.
The young gun was also roasted by irate footy followers on social media.
‘Beau hung the little kid out to dry. Gave him donuts. There’s always one,’ one supporter fumed.
Collingwood star Beau McCreery may now be an AFL premiership winner – but he lost plenty of fans for his conduct on stage when receiving his grand final medal
The 22-year-old brutally left an AusKick junior footy player hanging when the youngster tried to shake his hand
Collingwood’s players were all smiles after winning their first AFL premiership since 2010
Another posted: ‘Beau McCreery was [clearly] thinking more about doing his little ‘call me’ schtick instead of shaking the kid’s hand.
A third footy fan spoke for many when he posted: ‘No doubt Beau would want that moment back.’
Collingwood’s epic four point win will forever be remembered as an AFL classic.
As they have done all season, Craig McRae’s men owned the big moments in a thriller and left the brave Lions pondering what might have been.
Magpies star Bobby Hill – who overcame testicular cancer last year – snared the Norm Smith Medal after booting four goals.
Skipper Darcy Moore branded the win ‘surreal’ – and now has done what his Magpies great father Peter missed out on by winning the flag.
Peter Moore remarkably played on the losing side in the 1977, 1979, 1980 and 1981 VFL deciders.
‘It’s so surreal. I grew up a Collingwood supporter,’ Darcy Moore said.
‘So much work goes in for so long, so much has to go right to pull it off. And we did it.’