Collingwood’s premiership celebrations have rolled into a third day, with players getting creative with costumes for Mad Monday festivities.
The Magpies’ post-Grand Final party continued in Richmond on Monday morning after their four-point triumph over the Brisbane Lions at the MCG.
Mason Cox rocked up in a dinosaur costume that was just as big as the ruck’s 211cm frame.
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Premiership captain Darcy Moore, with bow and arrow in hand, dressed as Legolas from Lord Of The Rings, while trio Scott Pendlebury, Jordan De Goey and Jeremy Howe arrived as characters from TV show Peaky Blinders.
Asked how he was feeling after two days of partying, a croaky Pendlebury said: “Yeah really good … obviously the voice is gone, but amazing.
“I’ve taken my kids to school and everyone was just saying ‘well done’. My son wanted to show his teacher the medal and then the whole class room had photos with it. Things like that are really cool.”
Defender Isaac Quaynor looked sharp dressed as F1 legend Sir Lewis Hamilton and Taylor Adams channelled his inner TV reporter dressed as Channel 9’s Tony Jones.
Gun forward Jack Ginnivan continued to hit back at critics of his Grand Final eve trip to Moonee Valley to watch the races, arriving at Mad Monday in jockey silks.
“I’m not a basic footballer like everyone else, I’m allowed to live a life. I was home by 10pm and was on the waters. Everyone can make of it what they want, but I’m a f***ing premiership player,” Ginnivan told foxfooty.com.au in the rooms post-game on Saturday night.
Dashing defender Oleg Markov also had a cheeky dig at arch-rivals Carlton, arriving in full Carlton kit with an ‘SSP’ on the back of his jumper. Earlier this summer, he was set to train at Carlton, before Collingwood pounced and signed him during the Pre-Season Supplementary Selection Period (SSP).
Pendlebury said he and Steele Sidebottom felt a great sense of satisfaction after winning their second premiership medallions 13 years apart.
“It’s definitely awesome to be here … It’s a testament to the work we’ve been able to do to still be here and give ourselves a chance,” Pendlebury said.
“Anytime you can get another medal, you’re connected to another group of players for life. That’s what is most special about this football club is that everyone who’s here now is so connected.”
Originally published as ‘Coxzilla’, Sir Lewis and Legolas: Pies stars get creative as flag party rolls into Mad Monday