Geelong captain Joel Selwood has carried Gary Ablett’s son Levi with him onto the MCG in a moving moment just minutes before the grand final.
Selwood took the youngster, who suffers from a rare degenerative illness, out of his legendary father’s arms and through the Geelong banner.
Selwood flagged the move yesterday as an extra tribute to the fabled Geelong family, who he said they hadn’t paid enough tribute too with Ablett Jnr retired at the end of 2019.
The son-of-a-gun donned the Cats captain’s number 14 and sported a massive grin as Selwood kissed him on the head on their way onto the ground.
Jordan Ablett shared a touching message for Selwood on her Instagram story this morning.
“It’s hard to put into words how beautiful of a gesture this is but know that our family is beyond grateful for you and your big heart,” she wrote.
“You’re a champion off the field just as much as you are on it.
“It’s our absolute joy to send our son out with you today.”
Irishman Zach Tuohy’s children also ran onto the ground ahead of his 250th game.
Earlier, global pop megastar Robbie Williams rocked the MCG and produced another emotional moment when he paid tribute to friend and Australian cricket legend Shane Warne.