Scores of Port Adelaide fans have been slammed after missing their team’s thrilling win over the Saints because they left the game early.
To be fair to Power fans the Saints did appear to have the game in the bag. The Saints led Port by ten points with only one minute left on the clock.
But an incredible piece of play by Paddy Ryder and Robbie Gray saw the Power steal an unlikely victory.
Last minute brilliance
Ryder’s tap to Gray was brilliant! And a throwback to the old days of footy. That type of rucking and crumbing seems to be disappearing from the game. It was fantastic stuff. But sadly lots of Port Adelaide fans missed it because they were in the car park.
Port Adelaide fans under fire
The reaction to the Port fans who opted for an early exit has been quite savage.
Melbourne United basketball star Chris Goulding even called on the offending fans to have their memberships revoked.
Port Adelaide fans that left should have their memberships revoked!
— Chris Goulding (@ChrisGoulding43) July 29, 2017
— Matt Tarrant (@MattTarrant) July 29, 2017
Port Adelaide fans walking out 10 points down fucking plastic supporters , similar to the man utd fans ?????? ??#AFLPowerSaints
— Royzer (@royzer79) July 29, 2017
Those poor Port fans who left early – the old hear the roar while your walking thru the exit and you just know you’ve made a massive blue
— adrian barich (@adrianbarich) July 29, 2017
Ollie defends Port Adelaide fans
Port Adelaide star Ollie Wines defended Power fans. He told Fox Sports News’ AFL Today that it was “probably fair enough” that they left the game early.
“Look, we’d love them to stay, but thanks for them getting there in the weather, they braved the wind and the rain in the first place.
“And they missed out on a good ending so I’m sure they’ll be kicking themselves but we still love them.”
by Michael T. Lynch – contributor