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Young AFL fan snubbed by his Fremantle heroes

Encountering your sporting heroes pitch side should surely be the pinnacle of any young supporters day out.

But what should have been a memorable moment for one junior AFL fan quickly turned into his worst nightmare as player after player rejected his pleas for a high-five.

The heartbreaking moment was caught on camera before Essendon’s fixture with Fremantle at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

 

what should have been a memorable moment for one junior AFL fan quickly turned into his worst nightmare as player after player rejected his pleas for a high-five

The heartbreaking moment was caught on camera before Essendon's fixture with Fremantle at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium on Sunday

The heartbreaking moment was caught on camera before Essendon’s fixture with Fremantle at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium on Sunday

The young Fremantle fan could be seen desperately waving his arm in the direction of the Dockers squad as they made their way back into the changing room after their warm up.

But as each player ran past, his hopes of landing just one high-five became slimmer by the second.

After being ignored by every member of the team, the devastated youngster slowly made his way back to his seat before slumping in his chair with his sadness clear for all to see. 

One Facebook user took to social media to share the clip and reveal his disgust at the behaviour of the Perth side.  

After being ignored by every member of the team, the devastated youngster slowly made his way back to his seat before slumping in his chair with his sadness clear for all to see

After being ignored by every member of the team, the devastated youngster slowly made his way back to his seat before slumping in his chair with his sadness clear for all to see

Facebook users were quick to slam the players for snubbing the Fremantle fan whose hopeful lean over the barrier quickly became a moment to forget for the youngster

Facebook users were quick to slam the players for snubbing the Fremantle fan whose hopeful lean over the barrier quickly became a moment to forget for the youngster

‘SHAME ON YOU! A young fan of living over east and all the champ wanted was a high 5 from his heroes. YOU ALL ignored him and the look on his face tells the story, SHAME’ she wrote online.

And other users were quick to slam the players for snubbing the Fremantle fan whose hopeful lean over the barrier quickly became a moment to forget for the youngster. 

‘Poor little dude just wanted a quick Hi 5!’ a Facebook user wrote.

‘That little boy’s face shows so much disappointment its so sad. You can’t possibly ever make that better shame on you Shockers,’ another user wrote.

One fan suggested the club should make it up to the boy, whose afternoon appeared ruined.

‘That’s not good. I hope the club see this and brings the little champ to the club so he gets to meet his heroes and give him a signed team jersey,’ he suggested.

To add insult to injury for the young fan, his Fremantle were beaten by Essendon with the score finishing 107-92.

Facebook users were saddened to see the distraught fan while slamming the Fremantle players for their actions

Facebook users were saddened to see the distraught fan while slamming the Fremantle players for their actions

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