AFL Football team Richmond Tigers are jubilantÂ after winning the 2017 Premiership. Capping off a massive week of achievements the Tigers won the 2017 Premiership flag. Tigers player Dustin Martin, won the Norm Smith medal for best on ground. Taking the winners dais after the AFL Grand Final, Tigers Coach Damien Hardwick was gracious in victory congratulatingÂ theirÂ defeated Adelaide Crows opponents. Many had expected a Crows victory but the Tigers, possibly buoyed by Martin’s Brownlow win had risen to the challenge and pulled of a miraculous victory for its loyal fans.Â YoungÂ Aus Kick footballers,wearing their Tigers football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys, handed the victors their premiership medals with endearing comments to their heroes such as “great game” and “your’e the best” .
Partying and celebrations continued all night and into the small hours of the morning around the MCG, next door at the Richmond Oval and across the surrounding suburb of Richmond and neighbouring Cremorne.
It is a much feted victory, a long time in the making, as its been thirty seven years since the Tigers last Premiership. A fairytale win, akin to the Western Bulldogs 2016 great victory over the marauding Sydney Swans. A repeating tale of underdog Victorian team wins against much favoured Interstate rival.
The crows gallant in defeat will return toÂ Adelaide minus the holy grail, the 2017 Premiership Cup, as this year it remains firmly entrenched in the local Victorian hands.
Some fans will put away the much loved football jumper, jersey, guernsey. Others will continue to wear theirs proudly for the weeks and days to come. The MCG was packed to capacity, emotions ran high, and the roar of thrilled spectators went out amidst a vista of yellow and black, or red yellow and blue football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.