The Western Bulldogs’ epic one-point win over the Brisbane Lions in Saturday night’s semi-final at the Gabba will go down as one of the modern day thrillers.
And it’s unearthed scenes that only the great game of Australian Rules Football can.
As is the case with any tight final decided by a point, it was gut-wrenching despair for one camp and pure jubilation for the other. But not just on the field.
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In powerful post-match footage caught by fan ‘Donevan N’ in the stands and shared to a Lions supporters Facebook group, injured star Cam Rayner can be seen consoling a teammate as the Western Bulldogs club song thunders through enemy territory.
Rayner, who himself appears to be fighting back tears, puts his arm around the clearly distressed player…