Brisbane Lions big man Darcy Gardiner has found himself on the outer today, after an inexcusable fashion faux pas left senior teammates pointing him toward to modified training group, for fear of tarnishing their collective image forever.
“It’s pretty simple dude,” said Luke Hodge, adjusting his own cap while quietly pulling the promising defender aside after a handball drill. “You either get with the program or you get lost. Have fun doing light jogs around the boundary for the next six weeks.”
Gardiner is said to have been taken aback by the confrontation with his teammate, who was visibly intoxicated at the time. He claimed he was simply prioritising UV protection over the traditional AFL custom of turning one’s training cap backwards during preseason training, but his peers showed little sympathy.
“Later dickhead,” yelled an unmoved Hodge as Gardiner jogged away, still shaking his head in disbelief at the sheer ignorance of 25-year-old.