Hawthorn Hawks legend Centre Half Forward Dermott Brereton loved to hate the Essendon Bombers so he jumped at the chance when I asked him if he'd like to burn a Bombers jumper for AFL Rivalry Round.
I met him at his house and he got out the petrol container from the shed. For good effect he put on his Bonds singlet, got out the lighter and "boof" the jumper exploded into flames.
Years later I was speaking to Ian Robson, the Hawks CEO at that time of the photo being published, and he said he had to write a letter of apology to the Bombers as Derm was actually on the board of directors with the Hawks. Whoops, sorry Robbo! (Copyright Michael Dodge/Herald Sun)
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