Fyfe became the first Fremantle player to win the Brownlow with 31 votes with Priddis on 28 and Mitchell on 26.
Fremantle Dockers superstar Nat Fyfe claimed the clubs maiden Brownlow at a medal ceremony held at Crown in Melbourne last night.
“And then you get booed for the rest of the game”.
“With the game developing to 90 rotations and no sub rule there is going to be more emphasis on players spending more time on the ground – rather than resting on the pine, guys are going to be resting forward”.
The incident nevertheless drew harsh criticism on Twitter with fans calling the AFL “amateurish”, and others demanding a refund on bets they had placed on who would win the award.
“From here I think it’s all about diversification”, the 24-year-old Fyfe said on Tuesday as the reality of becoming the Dockers’ first Brownlow medallist began to sink in.
“We see what he puts into his footy and what a great player he is”.
“Not sure. I’ll probably give it to mum and she can look after it, I suppose”, he said.
DID Nat Fyfe have the best run in the history of the Brownlow Medal?
Kamdyn McIntosh was the Rising Star nominee for Round 1 after a terrific performance in Richmond’s season-opening win over rivals Carlton.
Fyfe said he had been moulded by his rural upbringing in Lake Grace in Western Australia, particularly by his family, and expressed thanks for all the assistance and support he had received.
Triple M Footy’s Dr Rohan White says there is a real concern of long-term damage if Nat Fyfe keeps playing with the stress reaction in his left fibula.
The Sun Herald reported that Fyfe wanted to take the former Neighbours star to the Brownlow medal night but missed his chance, and had to settle for teammate Michael Barlow.
One thing Fyfe does not have clear plans for is what to do with the medal.
At one point in the evening Barlow stole the cane Fyfe used after he fractured a bone in his leg in the Dockers’ loss to the Hawks in Friday night’s preliminary final.
MANY punters favour the team Brownlow markets, trying to figure out who the umpires thought was the best player on each side.
‘This genuinely is a Fremantle Football Club medal tonight, ‘ he said.