Collingwood champion Scott Pendlebury has shared more details about the Magpies’ premiership celebrations, with an unlikely duo taking center stage in a dance-off.
The players arrived at their ‘Mad Monday’ party at the Sporting Globe in Richmond, still reeling from their epic four-point victory over Brisbane in Saturday’s AFL grand final.
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What followed was a big night on Saturday and a long day on Sunday celebrating with fans at the AIA Vitality Center.
Darcy Cameron went viral on Saturday evening after a video emerged of him singing the popular anthem “Horses” with Australian music icon Daryl Braithwaite.
Pendlebury formally acknowledged Cameron as the frontrunner for the three votes and announced the ruckman was competing against assistant coach Brendon Bolton in an impromptu dance-off.
Pendlebury couldn’t name which film they got the idea from, but we suspect it might have been Starsky and Hutch as Ben Stiller’s character David Starsky faces off against Dancin’ Rick.
“He was incredible off the field,” Pendlebury said of Cameron’s off-field accomplishments.
“We had the big circle last night and he was in the middle against Brendon Bolton, which was a bit of a surprise. The two put on a bit of a show.
“They danced really well… it was actually quite funny, 1.80 meters against 1.50 meters.”
As a reminder, Cameron is 204 cm tall, while Bolton is around 172 cm tall.
Pendlebury and Steele Sidebottom are the only two players present at Collingwood’s 2010 triumph, but it appears the celebrations will be a little tamer this time.
The 2010 squad included the infamous “Rat Pack” of Dane Swan, Heath Shaw, Alan Didak, Dale Thomas and Ben Johnson.
“A little different, I don’t think a lot of these guys slept for about six months,” Pendlebury said with a laugh.
“(We’re) a little tamer these days.”
Pendlebury, his voice barely audible, said the team would enjoy the week, which culminates with the best and fairest awards on Friday evening.
“Give it a good push for a week, then calm down and get back to work,” he said.