Swan takeover slays Friday night footy

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Dane Swan took over Twitter on Friday night. Picture: Julie Kiriacoudis

FRIDAY night wasn’t strong on highlights unless you were watching Twitter.

The Magpies-Dockers clash at the MCG didn’t reach any great heights – especially with the mercury hovering around 6 degrees – but injured Collingwood star Dane Swan certainly provided some.

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The Brownlow Medallist took over Collingwood’s Twitter feed for the night, live tweeting the action while providing some Magpie gameplan and fashion insights.

Swan wasn’t afraid to give his teammates a clip either, sledging the likes of Travis Cloke and Travis Varcoe after they made errors early in the game.

There were a couple of highlights for Magpies fans to get excited about.

Mason Cox kicked a beauty in the opening term, which didn’t go unnoticed, while Tom Phillips kicked his first goal in AFL football and can look forward to a visit from Swan on Monday.

Swan doesn’t mind the fashion world and recognised his teammates for making good use of the bye to get a new do.

However, despite what was meant to be a serious job of covering the game, Swan was distracted and missed the start of the third term after sneaking in an after-dinner weights session.

At least we can prove he’s serious about his rehab program … sort of.

Swan’s tweets certainly didn’t go unnoticed with plenty loving the coverage and insights.

Fair to say, Swanny didn’t mind the attention either.

Swan signed off on a serious note with some hope for Magpies supporters.

Well, serious for at least for a couple of minutes.

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