Collingwood fans called out to boo Port Adelaide young gun Jason Horne-Francis: ‘Disgusting’
Collingwood fans were called out for booing young Port Adelaide savage Jason Horne-Francis.
The Magpies dominated the Power to drive to a 71-point victory and give their fans plenty to cheer about.
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However, it was unclear why Collingwood believers continued to express their disapproval of 19-year-old Horne-Francis.
Horne-Francis joined Port Adelaide in last year’s trading session after a chaotic exit from North Melbourne after a season with the Kangaroos.
North Melbourne fans are expected to boo the talented teenager when they meet later this year, but no other fanbase.
Horne-Francis had just 15 touches on a dirty day and gave away six free-kicks.
Seven Networks Armchair Experts host Georgie Parker, who played for Collingwood’s AFLW team, questioned the actions of fans.
In response to a comment, Parker noted the double standards of Pies fans calling out opposition supporters for booing polarizing youngster Jack Ginnivan.
The majority of fans agreed with Parker, with some calling the booing “disgusting and despicable” and others saying it was typical of Collingwood fans.
There were some who said the booing was fair game, while an interesting theory involving Nick Daicos was also speculated.
Horne-Francis and Daicos were widely considered the top two prospects in the 2021 draft class, with North Melbourne ultimately picking Horne-Francis with the coveted #1.
Daicos was tied to Collingwood as a father-son pick, but the bid didn’t come until the No. 4 pick.
“It’s probably because JHF was touted as the #1 draft pick over Daicos,” said one fan.
“The only possible reason I can think of is that JHF was the other big name in the draft of 21 and there was a lot of talk about who was better. Seems like a weird reason,” added another.
Collingwood trainer Craig McRae expects Daicos to attract many more taggers but has backed his young star to handle the extra attention following his influential role on Saturday.
In the Magpies’ 21.9 (135) to 9.10 (64) win at the MCG, Daicos beat rivals Lachie Jones and Sam Powell-Pepper and scored a goal that would make his spirited father proud.
The 20-year-old started two majors from a game-high 32 disposals as a nine-goal run by the home side opened the game before half-time.
“Nick is a great player, an emerging talent, so we have to embrace that,” McRae said.
“I said to Nick that’s probably coming and we want to support him as a team… but he has an incredible ability to play multiple roles which makes him hard to tag.
“It’s just the natural progression of an aspiring player.
“All the best players have to go through that, it’s part of his journey now.”
Brody Mihocek scored three goals before being substituted with a dislocated finger and Jamie Elliott was among five players to score two each as the Magpies scored their biggest goal since 2018.
Collingwood dominated contested possession (+57) and defense (+13) and even gained the tackle count (+18) as a sign of their intense pressure around the ball.
– With AAP
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