New Collingwood recruit Adam Treloar has revealed his strange pre-game rituals to Francis Leach, Davis Schwarz and Tim Watson on SEN Radio on Thursday morning.
“(I have to) wear red jocks, shave my legs, watch the Simpsons and put my clothes on from the left side to the right side first,” Treloar said.
The Pies’ midfielder said he shaved his legs before one of his first few matches at the Giants when he played one of his best games. He now does it prior to every game.
“I (shaved my legs) one time — before one of my first AFL games. Maybe my third game — I shaved my legs that day and it was my best game up until that day and then I just did it from then on.
“I do it no matter what, whether I’ve got prickly legs, whether there’s no hair to shave off, I still do it.
“I give myself half an hour to prepare (for a game). While I’m in the shower, I can chuck the DVD on the laptop and watch The Simpson while I sit on the toilet and shave my legs at the same time.”
Treloar also said that since moving to the Pies he has had to cut down on his long list of pre-game rituals.
“I used to go out onto the ground and would have to kick a goal at both ends,” he said.
“I still do that, that’s on and off, but it’s a bit hard now. Playing for a big club like Collingwood, there’s always stuff going on before the game so I can’t get out on the ground and do what I want to do. I focus on the main ones now.”