JASON BARRY | Victorian Leg Tennis | Contact
BIG BIG SOUND: There were wild scenes in Sydney Airport this morning, as footage on social media revealed all thirty to forty of the GWS Giant’s fans going absolutely mental – as their heroes arrived back from their victorious trip down south.
The Advocate can report that while GWS players are usually able to fly under the radar compared to their Victorian Club peers, after their stunning victory against the Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night, things have certainly changed.
Household names Toby Greene and Stephen Coniglio had to be escorted through the arrivals lounge by airport security, as GWS’ entire fan base clamoured to get a selfie with the pair.
Police were soon called to the scene and appeared ready to use capsicum spray on the delirious GWS fans. Thankfully, once the players had managed to find a way through the crush, the group of four fanatics left the area quietly and without incident.
“There must’ve been half a dozen fans out there,” a visibly shocked club physio told the Advocate from the safety of the team bus.
“Look at this,” a wide-eyed social media assistant said, as he raised his hands up in front our reporter
“I’m still shaking.”
It can be confirmed that GWS are now set to play Collingwood on Friday night at the MCG to see who gets to go to the Big Dance. Coincidently, GWS last played a preliminary final in 2019 when they stunned Collingwood by four points. The club is of course hoping that history can repeat.
It is expected that at least 95,000 will pack out the footy colosseum on Friday night, and GWS is encouraging all of their fans to make the trip down to Melbourne to support the boys and drown out the Magpie Army.
“We know the Pies fans will be loud on Friday” GWS Coach Adam Kingsley said
“But if our fans can turn out again like they have today, maybe organise a minibus or something, and bring the noise, then it will feel more like a home game for us.”
MORE TO COME.