Melbourne fans were out in numbers today to celebrate their 2021 premiership yet again, this time at the MCG.
Nearly 40,000 packed the Members side of the ‘G as Melbourne-based fans got to properly celebrate the Demons Grand Final victory over the Dogs.
It was loud from the word go, with Russell Robertson leading the charge down on the hallowed MCG turf. And, like most Demons supporters throughout the contest, it got louder throughout the entire match.
There was plenty of entertainment too, with Robertson also singing with his band during the half-time break. Recently retired duo Nathan Jones and Neville Jetta also made appearances at three quarter time.
At the end of the day it was delirium for all the supporters, with the supporters singing the club song loudly and proudly. The supporters then shook the MCG supports when they chanted their captain’s name.
They were then out of their seats when the great Neale Daniher stepped on stage. The ex-Demons coach presented the Jock McHale medal to current coach Simon Goodwin.
Plenty were excited to be there celebrating the Grand Final victory with the Demons supporters.
“Very happy to be here with all the Melbourne supporters celebrating, it’s been a long time coming,” one fan said.
“It’s great to be able to come together and celebrate such a great win today,” another said.
“I’ve waited 57 years for this, it’s unbelievable.”
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Fan Alan Stein was glad he could share this victory with the Demons supporters.
“Today the battle-weary Dees supporters, who have been together in the trenches through all the heartache, come to finally celebrate together at the summit.”
They were also more excited than nervous, especially given most knew the end result.
“My feelings were a bit unusual because it was all Melbourne supporters coming in, there was no opposition teams or colours!
“It’s great to see the players and see everybody else that’s been supporting the team.
“I just wanted to come along and join other people and celebrating and supporting the club after everything they’ve done for us.
“It’s more of a celebration than anything at this point.”
One fan was glad he could watch the game again, particularly the dominant third and fourth quarter again.
“This is probably about the dozenth time I’ve watched this game and it’s my favourite so far, it’s been fantastic.”
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