2017’s answer to Carey vs Jakovich is receiving an entirely worthy buildup, with Carlton enforcer Liam Jones taking to Instagram to call out Sydney’s Lance Franklin ahead of their monster clash in round 23.
The Mcgregor-Mayweather-like hype is sure to kick into overdrive now with Jones, the early favourite for All Australian full-back, striking an imposing figure in an ominously framed photograph, captioned with “you ready @buddy_franklin23?”
“Fuck you’ve gone a bit early there Jonesy,” Blues skipper Marc Murphy reportedly told his star defender after seeing the post in the rooms before training. “That’s still three months away, you’ll probably be back in the VFL by then.”
Franklin is yet to respond.