Geelong TV star Billy Brownless angered his former team when he questioned a young player who missed his chance to take the field for the big final win during the Cats’ family day celebrations last week. , as reported.
Brownless was filming a segment for Channel Nine’s Sunday Footy Show last Sunday when he snagged young gun Max Holmes on live television, and the team’s media department wasn’t too happy with the result, according to the herald sun.
The 20-year-old Holmes was devastated when an injury sustained in Geelong’s preliminary final victory over Brisbane ruled him out of the biggest game of the year, which he was forced to watch from the bench.
Brownless put the Cats offside when he punched out Max Holmes on live television the day after the grand finale, which the 20-year-old was devastated to miss due to injury.
The Geelong legend (pictured with Joel Selwood the day after the premiership’s win) admitted he made the youngster uncomfortable when he questioned him about missing the biggest game of the year.
The dreaded news that his hamstring had ruled him out came on the day of the grand finale, leaving him heartbroken.
Brownless contacted Holmes at the team breakfast the day after his win as premiership and taunted him missing the match.
‘Come on Maxy, I played all year, I loved the way you did it, I probably could have had a haircut. How did you feel, mate? she asked her.
When Holmes replied that he was pleased with the win, Brownless continued, “What about you, just sitting there watching it, mate?”
Holmes replied: ‘No, that’s a bad question.’
The Footy Show star followed up by asking how Holmes was feeling and saying: ‘No, you weren’t happy with Gryan. [Miers, a Geelong teammate] get a medal, he got a medal and you didn’t.
When Holmes said he was happy Miers got the Prime Minister’s winner’s medal, Brownless replied, “No, you’re in a bad mood and you’re trying.”
Brownless later admitted that he might have put the young man off with his line of questioning.
“At the time I just wanted to acknowledge him because he’s a great guy and a great player,” he said.
He was probably uncomfortable with my question, but I didn’t mean to. All she wanted to do was acknowledge him as part of everything.
The Cats showed there were no lingering hard feelings over the awkward TV moment when they celebrated Crazy Monday at the Brownless-owned Wharf Shed pub in Geelong.
Holmes was in a good mood on Mad Monday, the day after the interview, when he arrived at the Brownless’ Wharf Shed pub in Geelong wearing fins.
The midfielder injured his hamstring in the preliminary final clash with Brisbane (pictured) and learned he had been ruled out of the grand final on match day.
Holmes was seen wearing a pair of flippers at the celebrations, in which many costumed stars took part, with several arriving on a bus to a retirement home, dressed as elderly people, as a hilarious way of taking aim at critics who called them too old and slow to win. the flag.
However, the players were accused of ‘belittling the elderly’ after the party, when Melbourne radio station 3AW received calls from offended listeners.
A woman named Diana was outraged by the masquerade celebration, saying: “I retired last year and I seem to be the butt of a lot of jokes lately.”
‘I’m demoralized by people saying you’re old and there are old jokes on the radio. And jokes on TV and contempt for the elderly. I don’t agree with that at all.
‘Today, we should be better than that.’
Patrick Dangerfield helps Issac Smith after he fell out of his walker in Mad Monday. The Cats dressed as old men as a hilarious throwback to critics who said they were too old and slow to win the flag.
Others took to Twitter to condemn the Crazy Monday celebrations.
‘Disgusted by this trick. Those in this situation every day due to circumstances beyond their control do not have to be made fun of by these people. This reduced my wife to tears. Living this way is not a matter of choice. Those who do would love to kick a soccer ball for $,” one user commented.
However, other fans pointed out that the players were actually taking a stand against age discrimination.
‘I can’t believe the Geelong players are being criticized for taking out older people. They have been legitimately told that they can’t accomplish anything because they are too old for at least 5 years. I don’t even like @GeelongCats, but this is ridiculous. Fair game for them’, commented a Twitter user.