Port Adelaide’s media team hit former Collingwood star Dane Swan with the perfect response to a snarky tweet yesterday evening.
The Power began their clash with the Magpies on a horrible note, managing just one point in the first quarter of the MCG match and trailing by 18 points at the first break.
Swan jumped at the opportunity to make a mockery of Port Adelaide, posting to Twitter at quarter-time: “Is one point good in a qtr of footy? Asking for a lot of friends of mine from SA.”
But although the Power even trailed by 32 points at three-quarter time, they charged home to snare a one-point victory, winning 8.11 (59) to 8.10 (58).
Port Adelaide’s chirpy media team then took the chance to whack Swan over his jibe, posting: “Handy point.”
Swan wasn’t done.
“To whom ever runs this account – No need to thank me for helping you get your biggest engagement you’ve ever had on here,” Swan wrote in reply to Port Adelaide’s tweet.
“The amount of charity work I do on (sic) is phenomenal and I don’t ask to be rewarded (Ps. Don’t wait til the 4 hours after the game to reply, be better).”
The 2011 Brownlow Medal winner then proceeded to fire off a series of more sarcastic tweets.
“Very disappointing today, they played with no passion, energy and not for each other. Collingwood on the other hand were terrific, great spirit and fight shown,” Swan wrote.
“I hope Port sing the song in the prison bars. I would really respect that level of pettiness.
“To all the Port fans/Collingwood haters please reply to this tweet all your witty retorts and whatever else you feel like telling me about the game today and I’ll laugh at em at a later date. Watching a movie now.”
Tensions between Collingwood and Port Adelaide heightened earlier this month when the Power made another push to wear their ‘prison bars’ jumper in the Showdown.
The Magpies have long campaigned against the Power wearing the ‘prison bars’ jumper because they believe the black-and-white, striped guernsey breaches trademark laws.
Port Adelaide only want to wear their heritage jumper in each Showdown with cross-city rivals the Adelaide Crows, not in any other games.
Port Adelaide didn’t wear the jumper in the match, in which they beat the Crows by 49 points, but threw on the guernsey for their post-game celebrations, sparking calls of immaturity.
Collingwood made a mockery of Port Adelaide’s push to wear the ‘prison bars’ jumper on yesterday’s banner.
“IS BLACK & WHITE OURS? WITHOUT A DOUBT, YES STICK TO WEARING TEAL AND WRECKING INXS’,” the banner said.
The mention of INXS was a jibe at Port Adelaide fans singing INXS song Never Tear Us Apart before the club’s home games at Adelaide Oval.
The pre-game sparring between the two teams was welcomed by former Hawthorn champion Dermott Brereton, who was left chuckling at the banner.
“Very cheeky,” the five-time premiership Hawk said on Fox Footy’s coverage.
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