Surfing legend Mick Fanning certainly enjoyed Penrith’s dramatic NRL grand final victory over Brisbane, with fans claiming the Australian hero had a few too many beers in Sydney.
Fanning, a Panthers tragic, was on hand at Accor Stadium for his side’s incredible second-half comeback against the Broncos, in which they overcame a 16-point deficit thanks to Nathan Cleary’s heroics.
The 42-year-old celebrated on the pitch with the players after the final whistle and looked slightly worse for wear as he spoke to Channel 9’s Alanna Ferguson.
“It’s the best thing ever,” he said. “Oh my God, it’s so amazing, woo, look at it.”
When asked what he thought of Cleary, Fanning replied: “Are you kidding me? He is the greatest athlete in the world. Seriously. Swear to God. The greatest athlete in the world. He’s gone absolutely crazy in the last 10 minutes.
Mick Fanning looked worse for wear after Penrith’s big final victory
Panthers superfan watched his team complete one of the greatest comebacks in sports history
‘So good. It’s going to be a black scene and we’re going to have so much fun!’
Footy fans were greatly amused by Fanning’s lively appearance on the show and took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share their views.
“Mick Fanning will not be driving the Panthers team bus tonight,” one fan posted.
Another said: “Mick Fanning interviewed after I guess 40 beers was the icing on the cake.”
“I think Mick Fanning had a beer or 20!” » posted a third fan.
“Mick Fanning looks like he had a few celebratory beers,” another fan said.
A fifth added: “Mick Fanning is crushed haha.”
Footy fans took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to react to his hilarious interview