Tigers devour the Crows to claim the cup in epic AFL grand final

ONE hundred thousand screaming footy fans packed the MCG to watch the Richmond Tigers devour the Adelaide Crows in an epic AFL grand final on Saturday.

Starting as sentimental favourites, the Tigers were hungry to claim their first premiership flag in almost 40 years.

Richmond kicked four unanswered goals in the second quarter, roaring into the lead with 6.4.40 to 4.7.31 over Adelaide at halftime, and they didn’t stop there.


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The club continued to dominate through the second half of the match, ending the third quarter leading 11.8.74 to 5.10.40.

The Tigers’ brutal attack was too much for Crows fans, who were seen fleeing the MCG in flocks before the siren, despite Adelaide swooping on the ball and kicking two goals in under one minute in the final quarter.

Richmond sealed the deal, however, in front of a crowd of 100,021 people, winning 16.12.108 to 8.12.60.

The players and coach were seen embracing each other and fans crying and hugging strangers as the siren sounded and the club’s theme song rang out through the stadium.

The smashing win brings an end to a 37-year premiership drought for the Tigers, whose last grand final victory was in 1980 when the club defeated Collingwood 159-78.

Dustin Martin was awarded the Norm Smith medal for best on the ground. He is the first player to win both the Norm Smith and Brownlow medal in the same season.

Martin thanked loyal fans for coming out before screaming the club’s colours “yellow and black”.