Following the devastation of his move to Adelaide falling through at the eleventh hour, a wild-eyed Bryce Gibbs last night commandeered Carlton’s pride and joy, Blue Betty, and made an ambitious dash for the South Australian border.
“Once I get onto the Western Highway there’ll be no catching me,” the desperate 27-year-old muttered to himself while humming along Lygon Street at 15 km/h.
Gibbs made it was far as Victoria Street in the northern CBD before a sprinting Dennis Armfield managed to catch up, leap aboard the hovercraft and wrestle Betty’s controls from the wantaway midfielder.
“You’ve made a big mistake Bryce,” said Armfield. “You need to turn right at Royal Parade to get onto the highway, I’ll take it from here.”