The GWS Giants experienced a nightmare final on Saturday, with which they could play 89 points for the Richmond Tigers, giving them the lowest Grand Final score of a team in 60 years.
It was the first Grand Final appearance for the Giants and one they would definitely want to forget, with only three goals in the encounter, with the Giants going to shame in just seven days from the AFL's darlings.
Media attention encouraged fans to appear on the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the new team, which was founded in 2010 and received all the world's help to succeed.
But despite the heavy publicity and a growing bandwagon, the Giants, who ran the ground for a choir of booing, were no match for the Tigers, who took their 12th flag home for ecstatic cheers of support.
Toby Greene of the GWS Giants (photo) was destroyed after the Giants defeated the Grand Final defeat
Stephen Coniglio and Brett Daniels (photo) among others Giants stars shattered after their performance in the Grand Final
Jack Riewoldt (photo) with the AFL Premiership trophy in a swarm of media and fans of Richmond Tigers
Jack Riewoldt personally defeated the Giants, who left the MCG with little more than a shout despite more than $ 200 million in AFL handouts and draw choices and an increased salary.
Three-time premier-winning coach Leigh Matthews called the Giants & # 39; sad and embarrassing & # 39; and he was not alone, because the great, great sound from the west of the city was swallowed up by the believers in Richmond and picked up.
Social media fans wished Giants Toby Greene's bad boy had raised their eyes so that they could not see how flogging was developing.
Another former fan placed their supporter scarf on Ebay and said the accessory is in & # 39; perfect condition & # 39; was – only half worn & # 39 ;.
With faltering stars, including Greene and Matt de Boer, the Giants simply couldn't keep up and were humiliated by the Tigers, with some fans not even seeing the end of the game.
In the dressing room, players were desperate.
Toby Greene was seen sobbing openly, comforted by his mother.
She told him to be proud of himself and his team and said he could & # 39; hold his head up & # 39; while she tried to calm him down.
& # 39; He will take it hard, and that is Toby. He loves football and loses pain, & she told the Herald Sun.
Meanwhile, Tim Taranto said Saturday's game was the & # 39; worst case scenario & # 39; from the team.
& # 39; It was a four-week dream and then probably ended in the worst way possible & # 39 ;, he said.
Giants coach Leon Cameron told reporters his side was disappointed with their performance after a strong show in the final series.
& # 39; It's a Saturday in September that you want to be with, but clearly after a quarter of a while we as a footy club didn't play a brand that could compete against Richmond, & # 39; Cameron said.
& # 39; We are excited to be playing on the big stage, but are disappointed that we did not live up to our deal and brought a bigger spectacle. & # 39;
& # 39; We are excited to be playing on the big stage, but are disappointed that we did not live up to our deal and brought a bigger spectacle. & # 39; – GWS Giants coach Leon Cameron (photo)
The Giants spent a shock on their team at the last minute, with Phil Davis in their final 22 a few hours before the first jump.
Davis was exposed by Riewoldt, seen behind his husband walking in the first quarter, who told 7News that his side earned more in the day.
& # 39; We had to fight for so many different things, we had to keep finding different ways, & # 39; Davis said.
& # 39; That is the glue that holds the club together and hopefully we can get a little luck and also improve. & # 39;
& # 39; We need to get better because we want to be back. & # 39;
After scoring past Collingwood in last week's preliminary final, the hype was real for Giants fans, as the franchise was preparing for the biggest game in their eight-year history.
Sydney was painted orange in the run-up to the collision, with sights such as the Harbor Bridge in the distinctive orange hue of the Giants.
After being surpassed by a United Richmond outfit throughout the park, Giants fans saw their seats in the stadium already in the third quarter.
It was not the execution they expected.
Giants fans at Cathy Freeman Park in Sydney (photo) grimacing as they watch their shameful loss in the AFL Grand Final
Giants player Harry Himmelberg (photo) in tears after GWS loss
The Giants kicked the first goal of the game and led briefly in the first quarter, but the Tigers were too good and dominated from the first jump.
More than an hour passed between the first two goals of the Giants, but the team just wasn't aware of the Tigers, who stamped their authority on the field as the undoubtedly best team in the league.
With a buffer of 62 points in three-quarters of a time, the final stanza became a training exercise for the Tigers, while the Giants waited for the clock to end their nightmare.
Tim Taranto and Heath Shaw fought hard for the defense of the Giants, but they were overwhelmed by an extensive team performance from Richmond, who at one point kicked 11 straight goals.
The Tigers have now managed two premierships in three seasons, with Dustin Martin winning the Norm Smith medal for the second time, with 22 sales and four goals.
Dustin Martin (photo) won his second Norm Smith medal and kicked four goals
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