Geelong star – and former Adelaide Crow – Patrick Dangerfield has livened up his rivalry with AFL commentator and former Port Adelaide player Kane Cornes.
Dangerfield arrived this morning at the Geelong players’ infamous end-of-season dress-up party known as ‘Wacky Wednesday’, dressed as Cornes in a complete firefighter outfit and Power guernsey.
The jacket and pants even have Cornes’ name emblazoned on them.
Cornes was quick to pounce on the photo to throw a sledge back at Dangerfield, tweeting a picture of the Brownlow Medallist dressed up as him with the caption “He forgot the premiership medal” in reference to Danger being yet to win a premiership (Cornes won one).
He forgot the premiership medal… pic.twitter.com/e8T0M160ik
— Kane Cornes (@kanecornes) September 25, 2019
Cornes shocked his teammates and Power fans in 2015 when he chose to retire from AFL football midway through a season to become a firefighter. His last game was his 300th match after a decorated career that included the 2004 flag and four best-and-fairest awards.
But the new career fighting fires and rescuing kittens lasted less than a year before Cornes took up working full-time in the AFL media.
He has quickly become known as a divisive personality, often getting into personal slanging matches with current AFL players.
Dangerfield is the latest in a long list of players to throw some ‘fire’ in the Cornes direction.
It comes after Cornes was critical of Gold Coast Suns players dressing up for their Mad Monday, after capturing the wooden spoon with only three wins in 2019.
— Kane Cornes (@kanecornes) August 26, 2019
Dangerfield seemed to take Cornes’ ‘forgotten premiership medal’ barb in good humour, replying “I’ll give you that”.
But it didn’t stop there. Dangerfield then posted a photo of himself “fishing” at the Cats party, in reference to the way Cornes likes to incite comments online by posting something deliberately controversial, known as ‘fishing’.
— Patrick Dangerfield (@dangerfield35) September 25, 2019
Seeing it’s not even midday yet, there’s not telling where this will end up as the drinks flow but long may this healthy and very entertaining rivalry continue!