Luke Hodge Confirms He Was Tempted Out Of Retirement By XXXX Gold

Hawthorn legend Luke Hodge has opened up on his spectacular retirement backflip and move to Brisbane, confirming long-circulating rumors that the motivation for his return to football is indeed the subtle yet sweet flavors of Queensland’s favourite mid-strength beer, XXXX Gold.

“I haven’t done the maths, but I should be able to drink 15 or 20 of these watery golden boys and still drive home,” he said this morning. “Me and the Sunshine State are going to get along just fine.”

Sought out by the Lions for his experience, Hodge will take an a leadership role where he will be expected to school his younger teammates on the nuances of the modern game, like how to safely navigate the backstreets of a modern Australian city and recite the English alphabet backwards in pressure situations.