‘Lazy and unfit’ star’s baller move
Adelaide's Reilly O'Brien was remorseful for his Twitter error through the week. On Saturday he was really made to pay, both before and after the final siren.
The towering Crows ruckman mistakenly tweeted out his scouting notes for West Coast star ruckman Nic Naitanui ahead of their battle.
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After labelling Naitanui "lazy and unfit", the notes had fans eagerly awaiting the Saturday afternoon contest and the Eagles star was primed.
From the opening bounce the battle was on with Naitanui charging across the circle and jumping over his opponent.
As he continued his dominance at the centre bounces, it was in the forward 50 where he really made O'Brien pay as he out muscled him in a contest and snapped home a goal.
And boy did he let him know about it.
Fans watching on all jumped on the same joke, calling out Naitanui's laziness at the most opportune time.
West Coast went on to secure a comfortable 10.7 (67) to 5.4 (34) victory over the hapless Crows, who have recorded six consecutive losses this season.
To rub salt into the wound, Naitanui sought out O'Brien after the final siren to offer the 24-year-old a gift.
Considering his phone had malfunctioned on Thursday, it only seemed appropriate for Naitanui to offer O'Brien a replacement.
"(Telstra) gave me a brand new Samsung ... I think it was about $1500," Naitanui told Fox Footy.
"I'm scared people are going to keep talking smack every week to get a new phone."
AFL fans were left in hysterics by the Eagles star's hilarious gesture.
This is just superb. Bravo, Nic Nat. 👏 https://t.co/4t1GjPRzeX— Tim Yeatman (@TimYeatman) July 11, 2020
Nic Nat giving O’Brien a new phone is as brilliant of a thing as he has ever done on a footy ground. #AFLEaglesCrows— Alex Fair (@AJFair85) July 11, 2020
Hopefully Nic Nat has programmed the Eagles theme song as ROB’s new ringtone— Lee Gaskin (@Lee_Gaskin1) July 11, 2020
The Crows got the game started with the opening goal before the Eagles flipped the script and kicked two goals late in the term before continuing to flex their muscles in the second quarter.
Originally published as 'Lazy and unfit' star's baller move