AFL ‘performer’ Bryan “Strauchanie” Strauchan went from hero to zero in the EJ Whitten Legends Game last night at Ethihad Stadium. After being awarded ‘man of the match’, kicking 3 goals (including the winning goal) he was sidelined at the end of the game by an ankle injury.
So dramatic was his fall that most on the field and in the commentary weren’t sure whether it was all part of an act.
But it was no stunt. Strauchanie had to be helped from the field.
“It could be the end of a great career. Doctors say I won’t walk again, unless I have two blokes on either side of me,” he said.
“I’ll always stay involved in football, maybe I’ll coach.”
Before his spectacular fall, the relentless sports champ from TEN’s Before the Game, was the talk of the game with his eye-catching performance.
Hamish & Andy also managed goals each (2 and 1 respectively), as did Les Hill (Underbelly, Rescue: Special Ops).
Also playing in celebrity positions were Blair McDonough, Vince Colosimo, Russell Gilbert and Damien Oliver.