Hearts have melted throughout the AFL world after seeing Gold Coast younger gun Alex Davies’ grandfather becoming a member of within the celebrations after the aspect’s win over Adelaide.
Davies, who grew up in Cairns, has Japanese heritage from his mom’s aspect, and his grandfather flew from Japan to observe an AFL recreation reside for the primary time this weekend.
Displaying up at Metricon Stadium in full Gold Coast equipment, he was noticed within the crowd celebrating after Davies kicked a aim, then being invited into the membership rooms to sing the music.
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Suns gamers and coach Stuart Dew had been seen greeting and hugging Davies’ grandpa, with he and Dew buying and selling a aim umpire finger-pointing salute.
“This was an ideal second,” Fox Footy commentator Anthony Hudson mentioned on The First Crack.
“His grandfather, who noticed AFL footy for the primary time within the flesh, noticed him play, a part of the music. He is aware of learn how to be a aim umpire as properly!”
Hawthorn and Melbourne champion Jordan Lewis praised the membership and Dew for permitting Davies’ household into the internal sanctum.
“It’s fantastic to see, and what that does is fills him (Davies) with some actually good emotion, however in the event you see that from a teammate perspective, it simply builds good tradition,” Lewis mentioned.
“And that’s what Stuey Dew has tried to over the previous couple of years, and little acts like which have a huge impact.”