10th December 2023

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire has been left baffled by the incessant booing of Lance Franklin from Collingwood followers on Sunday.

Franklin was curiously booed with each contact because the Swans have been crushed by 29 factors in what may very well be future Corridor of Fame ahead’s ultimate recreation on the MCG.

Longmire was requested in regards to the therapy Franklin acquired after the match and was left as baffled as anybody.

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“I do not know why they’d (boo Franklin),” he mentioned.

Swans coach John Longmire was at a loss as to why Collingwood followers selected to boo Lance Franklin (L) (AFL Pictures by way of Getty Pictures)

“Why would they boo him? Most likely have fun a 36-year-old, would not you, that is been a champion of the sport.

“It has been 10 years since we performed Collingwood right here. Why would you boo one of many champions of the sport? It does not make sense to me.”

Longmire was backed up by Collingwood coach Craig McRae, who mentioned earlier this season that he wasn’t a “booer” himself after Magpies followers additionally booed Port’s Jason Horne-Francis in spherical two.

“I’ve mentioned this earlier than, I am not a booer. We do not boo at house,” he mentioned.

Franklin was held goalless, lacking his solely shot on the massive sticks within the ultimate quarter in opposition to the Magpies (AFL Pictures by way of Getty Pictures)

“You pay your cash, you do no matter you need. I need to admit I did not hear it. We simply do not boo.”

Franklin completed with simply 13 disposals and was held goalless because the Swans managed simply six objectives for all the contest.

Sydney is scheduled to return to the MCG in spherical 17 for a conflict in opposition to Richmond, which may very well be Franklin’s ultimate recreation on the floor if the Swans do not make the finals.

The 36-year-old signed a one-year deal within the low season to go round yet one more time for a 19th season and is drawing nearer to 350 profession video games.

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