The Sydney Swans have sent out an SOS in a bid to find Lance Franklin’s 1000th AFL goal ball.
Franklin scored his 1,000th six-pointer with five minutes remaining in the final quarter against Geelong on Friday night, with the majority of the 30,000 spectators flocking to the SCG.
Buddy’s 1000th goal
While all the attention was on Franklin and the momentous achievement, with the Sydney star joining legendary goalkeepers Tony Lockett, Gordon Goventry, Jason Dunstall, Doug Wade and Gary Ablett Sr as the only players in the history of the league to have scored more than 1,000 career goals, the status of the huge piece of memorabilia that was guided through the posts is unknown.
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Several outlets reported on Saturday morning that the Swans were close to issuing a call to find the football, but they may have a clue.
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Video shared on social media shows an overly enthusiastic man jumping for the ball in the air after it split the uprights, crash-landing in a row of seats.
“I have the pill!” He cried.
“I have the pill! I have to get out of here!
The Swans would offer incentives such as attending practice, meeting with Franklin, and handing the ball over.
Somehow it might not fit the fan in question.
Recently, NFL legend Tom Brady made an offer of one Bitcoin for the ball with which he threw his 600th touchdown, to a fan who received the ball from one of Brady’s teammates, Mike Evans during the match.
On top of that, the Buccaneers, Brady’s team, gave the fan a host of goodies.
According to the team, this transport included two signed Brady jerseys, a helmet, a jersey signed by Evans and the cleats worn by Evans.
The team also gave the fan two season tickets for the remainder of the 2021 season and the entire 2022 season, plus a $1,000 team store credit.
“There was a lot of negotiation to get the ball back,” Brady told ESPN.
“I think it worked. “I also give him a bitcoin. It’s pretty cool too. At the end of the day, I think he’s still doing pretty well.”
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