“I don’t know which is worse, really.” – Nat Fyfe, Fremantle Dockers 2015 Brownlow Medalist.
After winning the Brownlow Medal on Monday night, Nat Fyfe was asked a question that had no easy answer by Channel Seven commentator, Bruce McAvaney.
“Who do the Dockers boys really want to win, the Hawks or the Eagles?”
Fyfe’s response, “I don’t know which is worse, really.”
Hawthorn and West Coast are preparing for the 2015 AFL Grand Final this weekend, two teams that are not exactly fan favourites outside of their own supporters.
The honesty from Fyfe was a refreshing reminder from the game’s best player, that they along with fans, ride the emotions of an AFL season, and that includes an element of hatred towards other teams.
While Fyfe’s reasons adhere to the fact that West Coast are Fremantle’s crosstown rivals and Hawthorn had just put them out of the finals three days earlier, don’t for a second think he didn’t mean what he said.
Competitiveness and a ‘want to win’ are key traits in all great sportsmen and Fyfe shows with a comment like this, that he has both.
At the same time,the comment was made with respect for both team’s, knowing that each deserves to win the premiership on Saturday.
As Hawthorn prepares to play in it’s fourth consecutive Grand Final and West Coast prepare for their third in the last ten years, it is understandable why some fans would rather a different winner.
At least you know, you are not alone.
Written by Todd Lewis @toddlewis23