The Swans completely destroyed the Bomber at SCG on Saturday, and Luke Parker could not assist however rub salt into the injuries.
The bombers have been no match for the enraged Swans, who snagged a snug 14.21 (105) – 6.11 (47) win on Saturday night to maneuver as much as the highest 4 on the AFL ladder.
Lance Franklin, Will Hayward, Tom Papley and Sam Wicks scored twice for the house workforce, and Parker joined the celebration within the second quarter.
And the 29-year-old could not resist stirring the pot.
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After Essendon midfielder Dylan Shiel misplaced management of the foot following an interception by Chad Warner, Parker jumped onto a unfastened ball earlier than circling Bombers defender Nick Hind and kicking a long-range main.
Because the SCG crowd broke out, Parker repeatedly shrugged his shoulders, seemingly mocking the struggling Shiel.
Former Western Bulldogs ruckman Luke Darcy advised Channel 7, “Luke Parker was letting him know that just a few of the Essendon youngsters round him have been somewhat ‘unstable’ tonight.”
“He was towards the opposition, Luke Parker.”
5-time Australian Nick Riewoldt advised Fox Footy: “We do not see this fairly often, however I prefer it.
“Generally I might fairly see the combative nature between the gamers on the sector than the love we see.”
Relegated to the VFL final month to seek out kind, Shiel was in an absolute stink, managing simply 5 hits towards Sydney.
Former Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley continued: “What individuals watching the sport do not perceive is that it isn’t only a bodily competitors. It is a psychological contest and an emotional contest. You are being examined in each approach individually and as a workforce, and that is a part of the (sled) recreation.
“There’s not as a lot sledge as earlier than, but it surely does occur. We do not often get it on digicam, but it surely was fairly hanging.”
Herald Solar reporter Jon Ralph mentioned Parker “clearly infuriated” Essendon’s painful aspect, who had solely intervened 30 occasions per recreation.
Franklin, like a rash everywhere in the Bombers, throws himself into each competitors and selflessly dumps Sherrin on his youthful colleagues once they discover themselves in house.
The 35-year-old was eager on signing a contract extension with the Swans, proving that the record-breaking nine-year, $10 million deal was value gold, with out hurting his probabilities of one other 12 months on the books.
The Bombers weren’t unfortunate within the second half, however a mixture of kicking error and lack of depth across the ball noticed the Swans go loopy within the face of loss of life.
With lower than 10 factors separating the groups from their earlier eight matches, the match between the 2 was one other blockbuster match.
However the Bomber was something however explosive, managing simply 158 destroys and scoring two objectives within the second half.