Cheeky Little Shit Jack Higgins Stole The Brownlow Show With A Wild Speech

By and large, last night’s Brownlow Medal count was a frightfully boring affair, with handball seagull Tom Mitchell romping home to a comfortable win with three rounds remaining. The real highlight of the night, however, came about halfway through the broadcast when Richmond work experience kid Jack Higgins was called up to the dais to accept his award for Goal of the Year.

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Higgins was the runaway winner of the award this year for his mind-bending around-the-goalpost effort that was definitely a throw.

Ascending the stage at Crown to accept the award, the 19-year-old, who is already infamous for not being short of words, had teammate Jack Riewoldt with him initially to guide him through the opening few remarks.

But when he got the microphone all to himself, the vault cracked open and the haul of gold began spilling out.

My heart’s pumping a thousand minutes per second.

Absolute all-time clanger that one, up there with Mark Harvey asserting he wouldn’t leave Essendon for anything less than a “head job.”

Full credit to him, but. He fully owned his flub on Instagram later on in the night.

As for the goal itself, it’s still one of the more spectacular bits of footy you’re likely to see in a long, long time.

As far as the Grand Final’s American contingent is concerned though, the jury is in.

Yes Coxy you beaut.