The Richmond Football Club has lived up to its fans expectations by losing to Port Adelaide on Saturday Night Footy.
Tiger fans reacted with resigned anger to the upset, which followed a week of them expecting it to happen.
Passionate Tiger fan Max Frito said he just knew the Tiges would stuff it up.
“It’s in your DNA. This was one we should definitely win, so all week you just get depressed knowing we’ll stuff it up.”
“That’s the worst thing about it, the sheer inevitability of it.”
Richmond member Katie Polack said it was the perfect storm for the Tigers.
“It was on prime time television, at our home ground and against Port Adelaide, with half their side out.”
“All the signs were there and long term supporters could all see them.”
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick said it was very disappointing to continually do what fans expected.
“Just once we’d like to surprise them and win one of these games that we should win.”
“Unfortunately our players just didn’t show up. I wish we had someone whose job it was to make sure they do.”
Tigers president Peggy O’Neal said the draw presented plenty more opportunities for fans’ deepest concerns to be proven right.
“We’ve got a heap of Friday Night games where we can prove Richmond fans are right to worry in front of a big television audience.”
Katie Polack said it’s nice to be able to predict the future but just once, she’d like to be wrong.
This post originally appeared in Inside Football.