Footy star Beau McCreery is slammed for shocking act when young fan gave him his AFL grand final medal
- Collingwood’s Beau McCreery had a number of footy fans sidelined
- Conduct followed upon receiving his AFL grand final medal
- One supporter felt the attacker would ‘want that moment back’
Collingwood star Beau McCreery is officially the AFL premiership winner, but he lost many fans due to his on-stage behavior as he received his grand final medal.
McCreery, 22, brutally left an AusKick junior footy player hanging as the youngster went to shake his hand after the final siren.
The awkward moment was not missed by sections of the fans at the MCG, who cheered the Magpies forward.
The young gun was also roasted by furious footy followers on social media.
‘Beau hung the boy outside to dry. Gave him donuts. There’s always one,” said one supporter angrily.
Collingwood star Beau McCreery may be an AFL premiership winner now, but he lost a lot of fans due to his on-stage behavior when he received 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 wrote: ‘Beau McCreery (clearly) thought more about doing his little ‘call me’ trick instead of shaking the boy’s hand.
A third footy fan spoke for many when he posted: ‘Beau would definitely want that moment back.’
Collingwood’s epic four-point victory will forever be remembered as an AFL classic.
As they have done all season, Craig McRae’s men controlled the big moments in a thriller and left the plucky Lions pondering what could have happened.
Magpies star Bobby Hill – who overcame testicular cancer last year – scooped the Norm Smith Medal after scoring four goals.
Captain Darcy Moore called the victory ‘surreal’ – and has now done what his great father Peter, the great magpie, missed 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 supporting Collingwood,” said Darcy Moore.
‘It takes so much work for so long, so much has to be done to make it happen. And we did it.’