Hawthorn followers have been labelled “pathetic” for his or her incessant booing of three-time premiership hero Isaac Smith on the MCG.
Smith departed the Hawks on the finish of 2020 after 210 video games and signed a two-year cope with Geelong, whereas Hawthorn have been compensated with only a third-round choose.
The transfer is clearly nonetheless a sore level for Hawks followers, who on Monday booed the 33-year-old each time he touched the footy.
“There’s no surprise who’s got the ball,” Smith’s former teammate, and commentator Luke Hodge stated.
“(We) didn’t need to call Isaac Smith’s name,” commentator Jason Bennett added.
Hodge, who himself departed the membership to see out his profession at Brisbane, was not impressed by the followers’ antics.
“Surely that’s tongue-in-cheek from the Hawthorn supporters,” he stated.
Luckily Smith took all of it in his stride, and smiled as he was booed whereas lining up for objective.
“Look at him, he’s loving it, he’s enjoying it,” Hodge stated.
“Three flags gets you a few boos,” commentator Cameron Ling added.
The Hawks followers have been on their ft late within the first time period when Smith was caught holding the ball.
Dylan Moore slotted the ensuing objective as Hawks followers gave it to Smith from the stands.
Just this week Smith talked in regards to the determination to go away the membership that drafted him after a decade.
“Once you get into certain positions, once you have been in a leadership position at Hawthorn there aren’t too many places to go when you don’t hold them,” he instructed the Herald Sun.
“It was time for a change, time for the younger collective to come through and impact the footy club.
“How would it look if I didn’t leave and then the year after I would be done in football? Loyalty has been a great thing and a huge value of mine but the industry has changed.”
Smith stated he weighed up affords from each Geelong and Melbourne earlier than making the choice to move to the Cattery.
He’s since grow to be an integral a part of their defensive unit and a fan favorite.