Geelong Football Club stars have dressed up as the elderly for their Crazy Monday celebrations after critics called the team too old.
The celebrations continued this week after the Cats demolished the Sydney Swans in Saturday’s AFL Grand Final at the MCG with an 81-point win.
Patrick Dangerfield, who turned his hair silver for the occasion, was dressed in a bowling club shirt as he arrived with a walker.
He revealed that it was Captain Joel Selwood who organized the hilarious theme.
“Wednesday before the grand final Joel texted and said I had organized a retirement bus for crazy monday so it was great to see the captain’s head was well and truly in the game and ready for performance,” he said.
“Too old, too slow and too good.”
When the bus arrived at the Wharf Shed in Geelong, Dangerfield came out and helped the theatrical players off the bus, with Norm Smith’s medalist Isaac Smith hilariously tumbling down.
Rhys Stanley, Tom Hawkins, Zach Tuohy and Mark Blicavs were all on the nursing home bus dressed in their finest slippers and tweed suits.
The team are the oldest in AFL and VFL history to win a premiership and the players clearly enjoyed setting a new benchmark after some doubted their chances due to their age.
Dangerfield said the outfits were “appropriate” after winning as the oldest team ever.
“I arrive on the retreat bus. To be honest most of their moves aren’t staged so much, that’s probably the most concerning part of it all,” Dangerfield told the Herald Sun.
Jeremy Cameron’s costume was rated one of the best when he arrived dressed as a hen, a nod to his hens finally laying eggs after months of waiting.
The Cats striker then insisted on giving the media the eggs he promised had been freshly laid by his hens.
Cameron went viral after the grand final when a video emerged of a cow wearing his medal.
Geelong water boy Sam Moorfoot dressed as country boy Jeremy Cameron wearing a cowboy hat and Geelong number 5 jersey.
Other players arrived wearing Daft Punk helmets, while Tyson Stengle donned a Shaquille O’Neal Lakers jersey and another dressed as UFC fighter Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett.
The Guthrie brothers arrived with Cameron wearing a Detroit Red Wings shirt and his younger brother Zach wearing a Manchester City kit.
The celebrations will continue in Geelong with Moorabool Street – which branches off from Eastern Beach – temporarily named Premiership Way.
The new sign was hung Monday morning and will be where Cats faithful gather for a street parade on Tuesday.