Footy star reveals the bizarre mistake that saw him dress as KISS legend Gene Simmons for the AFL grand final day longest kick competition
- Ex-AFL star Daniel Gorringe paid tribute to Gene Simmons
- Was dressed from head to toe as the iconic KISS frontman
- Gorringe took part in the annual Longest Kick competition
Former Carlton and Gold Coast star Daniel Gorringe has turned heads after boldly dressing up as KISS frontman Gene Simmons for the Longest Kick competition.
Gorringe, 31, who last appeared in the AFL in 2017, was dressed from head to toe in a hilarious tribute to the iconic rocker.
“I thought it was the longest KISS match, so I guess it doesn’t make much sense at this point,” Gorringe joked when questioned about his eye-catching attire.
‘I was preparing to kiss. This didn’t go as I expected, but I think we’ll try a longest kick here.
‘Feel good. If it were a kissing contest, I’d be nice, but my chances here aren’t that good.”
One-time Carlton and Gold Coast star Daniel Gorringe has turned heads after dressing up as KISS frontman Gene Simmons during the Fox Footy Longest Kick competition
Gorringe, 31, who last appeared in the AFL in 2017, was dressed from head to toe in KISS gear (pictured) in a hilarious tribute to the iconic rocker
Gorringe was one of two wildcard entries, alongside 2017 champion and former Brisbane forward Brendan Fevola.
Gorringe’s kick – in full KISS get-up – went just 48.3 metres. It was the shortest staircase of the 10 participants.
Brisbane Lions veteran Daniel Rich blew the competition out of the water with an impressive 69.5m effort to take home the $10,000 prize ahead of Fevola, who jumped into the Yarra River in mock protest.
Cult hero Fevola also delighted the crowd by grabbing a bite to eat at KFC, who sponsored the event, just before his final kick.
In one of the AFL’s great bad luck stories, Rich has been on Brisbane’s books since 2009 and is a fan favourite.
He sensationally retired earlier this season after being unhappy with his own form.
He was not recalled to play by coach Chris Fagan after the unselfish decision in June, meaning he will watch the grand final from the stands at the MCG.