Josh Daicos pulls a hilarious prank on his superstar brother Nick on live radio, only proving that the Brownlow Medal front runner is a top teammate
- Comes after melee against Sydney
- Several players were fined
- Josh asked Nick to pay his fine
Collingwood star Josh Daicos hilariously pranked his brother Nick after he was fined by the AFL for defending him during their recent game against the Sydney Swans.
Nick faced intense scrutiny from the Swans throughout the game, with the main scuffle breaking out when Tom Papley knocked Nick to the ground, prompting Josh and other Collingwood players to intervene.
After the match, both Sydney and Collingwood players were fined for their involvement in the fight.
Josh decided to have some fun with his penalty and that of his teammates Brayden Maynard, Isaac Quaynor and Brody Mihocek.
During a radio interview on Nova, Collingwood football operations manager Josh Shannon mentioned Collins in an attempt to convince Nick to pay his fine.
Nick Daicos (left) showed what a top guy he is by offering to pay his brother Josh’s fine without realizing their call was a prank from a radio station
“Shannon wanted to know, with the fine, do you think you can halve it with me?” said Josh.
Nick immediately agreed to cover the costs, prompting Josh to ask him to cover Maynard’s fine as well.
Nick agreed to pay both fines, but eventually realized Josh was tricking him.
Nick’s willingness to pay the fines on behalf of his teammates comes as no surprise given his reaction to the battle with Sydney.
“We love it when I get tagged,” he told Channel 7’s Chris Johnson after the win.
“We think we can manipulate the opposition and get one against none, so that’s a good thing for us.
“And I always have the support of my teammates, which I love.”
Josh Daicos (left) came in to defend his brother after the Sydney Swans tried their best to ruin the Collingwood star
Sydney’s attempts to ruffle Nick Daicos’ feathers ended in a nasty fight with several players from both teams being fined
Nick Daicos (second from left) is pleased with the support from his brother (second from right) and the rest of his Collingwood teammates, with Magpies players saying they will continue to stand up for the star
Collingwood coach Craig McRae was pleased that other players stood up for Nick during the game and said the team wants to be able to respond in kind when opponents come at them, but always within the rules.
Collingwood has vowed to stand up for Nick Daicos if opponents try to upset him in the future.
Nick has made a good start to his second season in the AFL, but has faced mounting pressure from opponents in recent games. Despite this, he remains confident and grateful for the support of his teammates.
“We are just so lucky as a club, the way we can support Nick. And with that, Brayden Maynard is leading the way, he’s incredible,” said Josh.