Inside Central Coast Mariners’ wild A-League title celebrations as Grand Final hero Jason Cummings takes on two goats and recreates ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin’s signature ‘beer smash’
Central Coast hero Jason Cummings channeled his inside “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and took on two goats as the Mariners celebrated a first A-League title in 10 years.
Scotland-born Socceroo scored a hat-trick as Central Coast demolished the three reigning Melbourne City premierships 6-1 in Sydney on Saturday night.
Looking ahead to the Grand Final, Cummings revealed the decider would be his “last dance with the Mariners, but after the game he made it clear that title celebrations would take precedence over sorting out his future.”
And medalist Joe Marston kept his word by documenting the Mariners’ boisterous party.
In a video he shared on Instagram, Cummings recreated Austin’s signature ‘beer smash’ by opening two cans of beer, before smashing them together and spraying their contents on him .
Jason Cummings recreated Stone Cold Steve Austin’s famous ‘beer smash’ as the Mariners celebrated their A-League triumph
Cummings was also seen playfully interacting with two goats (left) and looking to paddle a kayak (right) while wearing his A-League winner’s medal around his neck.
Social media footage shared by Mariners midfielder Harrison Steele also shows Cummings playfully taking on two goats.
The former Dundee striker can then be seen sitting on a kayak looking to paddle away from a jetty, while wearing his A-League winners medal around his neck.
Fittingly, the soundtrack to both videos is Queen’s “We Are the Champions.”
Cummings’ 18-month contract with the Mariners expires at the end of the month, but he insisted he has yet to make a decision on his future, as he credited Mariners coach Nick Montgomery for saving his career.
“Everyone knows how much this club means to me,” Cummings said after the Mariners beat City.
“I was at a stage in my career, Dundee let me go and [Montgomery] gave me an opportunity with the Mariners and the last year and a half has been a dream come true.
“I have to enjoy the moment now, go back with the boys and enjoy it with my family and the fans. And then we’ll see what happens.
Cummings’ career has been turned upside down since his move to Central Coast and he will be part of the Championship-winning squad that will be courted by wealthier outfits in Australia and elsewhere over the coming weeks.
Cummings scored a hat-trick as the Mariners demolished Melbourne City 6-1 on Saturday
The Mariners’ triumph marked their first A-League title since 2013
Mariners operate on one of the smallest budgets in the A-League and Montgomery acknowledged that Cummings was unlikely to be the only start.
“We are a selling club, the club has to sell players to survive,” he said.
“I have no doubt that we will receive offers and the quality of the players presented tonight, no one can doubt the value of this team. But it wasn’t there at the start of the season.
“If we lose them, that’s football. We will bring in new players. I’m sure the president will phone the president in the next few weeks.