AFL Mad Monday 2019: Kane Cornes criticises Gold Coast for dressing up, Dale Thomas Warwick Capper, best dress-ups
It’s a footy tradition – dressing up for Mad Monday after your season ends.
But Port Adelaide great Kane Cornes doesn’t think the Gold Coast Suns deserve to celebrate after their horror year.
Cornes tweeted on Monday afternoon, “Can someone tell @GoldCoastSuns that they won 3 games and lost 18 in a row. #DressUps”.
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Accompanying his tweet was a photo of several Suns players, including first-year recruit Jack Lukosius as swimmer Mack Horton, from his Instagram story.
Cornes has consistently criticised unsuccessful teams in the past for dressing up on Mad Monday.
“I’ve got no issue with the players going out and having a drink and celebrating,” Cornes said on AFL Nation in 2018.
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“I’ve got an issue for the Port Adelaide supporter who’s booked their finals tickets, they’re at work on a Monday, they’ve had a hard slog through the year and they turn on the news and see their players dressed up as Where’s Wally or Captain Cook or whoever, carrying on like idiots.
“They would know if they dress up, the cameras are waiting and that’s what they’re waiting for. I can’t get my head around why the player would plan their costume in the season to dress up on Mad Monday.
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“I love it when Geelong does it, but they’re the only team that has rights to this stupid craze of dressing up. They’re successful. They won three flags doing it and good on them.
“If I see Carlton or Brisbane dressing up on Monday, I’m embarrassed for the players that do it.
“Poor old Alan Richardson’s going to rock up on Monday, he’s going to start his review and wonder whether he’s got a job and he’s going to turn on the news and see Jack Steven dressed as Bert from Sesame Street, give me a spell.”
He also criticised Richmond players back in 2016, questioning whether they would dress up like they did following their early 2014 finals exit.
I wonder if Richmond will celebrate by dressing up on Mad Monday again like they did after their finals smashing in 2014. #AFLSwansTigers
— Kane Cornes (@kanecornes) August 27, 2016
Meanwhile retired Carlton defender Dale Thomas got in on the Mad Monday action with thanks to a special guest.
Thomas dressed up as former Sydney high-flyer Warwick Capper and was joined by the controversial ex-AFL star – who dressed up as Thomas from his Collingwood days.