A footy fan - most likely of the Collingwood variety - took some time out of their week to use the AFL Grand Final as the perfect time to remind Sydney forward Tom Papley of just how his side booked their spot in the season decider.
Their thrilling one-point preliminary final win over the Magpies didn't come without controversy, with Papley and Collingwood defender Darcy Moore involved in a contentious call in the dying stages of the final.
A mark was paid to Papley, who slotted the match-winning goal to steer his side into the Grand Final, while many Magpies fans were left questioning the call given Papley's contact with Moore under the ball.
Papley lucky that Moore slipped forward after he bumped him in the side and his two hands missed him square in his back. The long overdue bad luck for Pies after the gifted run of narrow margin wins rearing it’s head. #AFLSwansPies pic.twitter.com/qw7ERY20Fk
— Damon Jackman (@damoj88) September 17, 2022
Almost a week on from the incident and Sydney's stunning win over Collingwood, Papley still hasn't been able to dodge the ongoing attention that has been placed on the controversial call.
Touring Yarra Park as part of Friday's Grand Final Parade, Papley spotted a banner captioned "How Sydney make Grand Finals", with an image of the aforementioned contest between him and Moore.
Taking to Instagram, the energetic Swans forward was able to make light of the fans' banner.
— 7AFL (@7AFL) September 23, 2022
Papley is set to hold a crucial part in Sydney's chances for the premiership, having booted 31 goals this year - five of which came during their two finals wins.
The Swans and Cats will do battle at 2:30pm (AEST) at the MCG on Saturday in front of an expected crowd of 100,000 fans.