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Betootians may have some Victorian friends who know Shane Crawford as the former elite AFL Brownlow winning legend. The silky-skilled jet who cut up the midfield for the Hawks better than any captain ever had. 

But the truth is Crawfs has never considered himself to be a footy player. He’s always known in his heart and soul that he’s a song and dance man.

Even at the height of his footy career he was always happiest doing his quirky little comedy TV skits on the Footy Show. Unfortunately for him he never quite realised he can’t act for shit. Despite everyone telling him as much.

But that didn’t stop the bright-eyed thespian following his ultimate dreams of being in the theatre. A dream he realised last year when he won the lead role in the new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat playing at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.

Given Crawfs’ undying craving for the spotlight, the Advocate was not surprised to discover that when he first saw a clip of Collingwood champion Nathan Buckley acting on Fox Footy’s ‘Best On Ground’, and doing a bloody good job of it, he went into a jealous rage.

“He’s a no-talent hack!” Crawfs screamed from his dressing room backstage at the Regent Theatre. He piffed his phone across the room and started balling. “You call that acting?!” 

“Leave me alone!” Crawf screamed at us before punching the mirror in front of him and smashing it to pieces.

More to come.


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