We Spoke To An AFL Player About The Pain Of Wearing Tiny White Shorts In Public

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There’s a lot of perks to being an AFL player. You get to fulfil your childhood Auskick dreams of being a professional footy player. You get to travel around the country kicking a Sherrin around iconic places like the MCG, the SCG and the Gabba. You get paid pretty well, especially if you’re a big dog like Dustin Martin or Nat Fyfe. But unfortunately, you’re often dealt the cruel style-related blow of being forced to wear tiny white shorts in public.

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For Pedestrian.TV‘s exciting new footy-related podcast Balls Up, Music & Culture Editor / Essendon supporter Courtney and Head of Editorial / GWS Giants fan Josie (er, me) spoke to Giants player Adam Tomlinson, who told us he doesn’t mind the “tradie orange” element of his kit, but those tight white shorts are what give him real pain.

On our kit, I hate the white kit. It makes my backside look huge, the white shorts. Myself, Tim Mohr, Heath Shaw… there’s a few of us who just can’t wear white shorts because it looks horrific.

We also chatted to Tommo about his thoughts on dangerous sling tackles and how the AFL is dealing with player concussions, the Giants Group Chat, playing against his idols and why his mates reckons he should be The Bachelor instead of the Honey Badger.

As well as this in-depth chinwag with an ~actual player~, Courtney and I also dissect last week’s spicy round of football (so many upsets!) chat through the fucked injuries of the week (poor Nic Naitanui, sniff) and talk about what’s coming in round 18.

If you love footy and want the banter with all the boring in-depth stats, this is the AFL poddy for you. So hit subscribe, tell your mates, and join us next week for more.

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