Collingwood brothers Josh and Nick Daicos have opened up on their “lovely” post-match tribute to their late grandfather, revealing they left rose petals on the MCG turf.
AFL nice Peter Daicos misplaced his father throughout the week, with the funeral held on Thursday.
Sons Nick and Josh have been in a position to overcome the emotional time for the household to assist steer the Magpies to a 22-point Spherical 1 win over Geelong on Friday evening.
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Cameras filmed the duo post-game as they eliminated their taking part in boots within the centre of the sector, earlier than kissing the rose petals that fell from their footwear.
“Sadly we had the passing of our Dad’s dad yesterday so it’s been a very powerful week for the household,” Josh Daicos advised Fox Footy.
“It’s been actually powerful for us however tonight made all of it price it.”
Brother Nick added the duo received via an “emotional day” on Thursday earlier than arriving on the MCG for Friday evening’s conflict with the Cats.
“Tonight’s recreation was in honour of him for us,” he stated.
Imaginative and prescient from contained in the Collingwood rooms confirmed emotional dad Peter hugging and kissing his sons post-win, whereas additionally embracing gamers together with Scott Pendlebury, Jordan de Goey and Will Hoskin-Elliott.
“That was for my dad. That was for my dad, mate,” Peter advised Channel 7, touching his coronary heart.
The duo rapidly gained reward for his or her actions from Fox Footy panellists Garry Lyn, Jordan Lewis, Nathan Buckley and Jonathan Brown.
“To not solely take care of the passing of their grandfather and the emotion connected to that, the funeral yesterday. They’d have been mentally and bodily drained,” Lewis stated.
“To come back out and nonetheless play, put that to 1 aspect, it’s nice to see.”
“It’s actually powerful to do,” Brown added.
Buckley stated the Daicos boys have been an inspiration.
“When their mum and pop have a look at that, they should be completely happy with them – not only for the gamers that they’re, however the younger males that they’ve develop into,” he stated.
The Daicos brothers have been two of Collingwood’s finest of their upset win over the Cats, with Nick shrugging off any fears of second-year blues to rack up 35 disposals, 9 rating involvements, 5 intercepts and 5 inside 50s.
Older brother Josh completed with 27 touches, 5 clearances and 6 inside 50s.
Initially printed as ‘It’s been actually powerful’: Daicos brothers pay respects in ‘lovely’ post-match tribute