MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28: Actress Natalie Portman is seen during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock on November 28, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

This week, Josh Dunkley and Hayden Crozier made headlines in America after posting videos of their workout with ostracized NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown in Florida.

The videos of a rather slow-footed Dunkley consistently being burned by the speedy Brown made their way onto Sportscenter’s social media accounts, baffling teammates of the Bulldogs star.

It got us thinking here at Zero Hanger…what have been some of the more surprising celebrity AFL interactions?

Here is our Top 10:


10. Francesco Molinari and the Brisbane Lions

International golf star Francesco Molinari may not have the global mega-star status of some of the movie stars on this list, yet the 36-year-old Italian may be the most left-field inclusion on this list.

Molinari – who has been ranked as high as 5th in the world – tweeted out in support for Lions coach Chris Fagan and the wider Brisbane team after their first win of the season in March.

The 2018 British Open Champion is said to have a relationship with Fagan after the Lions coach got to know the Italian through his performance coach, who also was reportedly employed by the Lions to help fix the goalkicking of Daniel McStay.

On Fagan’s European travels last year, he also worked with Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club as well as Eddie Jones’ English rugby side.