Footy Fans Are Recreating Tayla Harris’ Kick In New Social Media Challenge

Tayla Harris

Footy fans are taking part in the #TAYLAKICKCHALLENGE in which punters recreate Carlton AFLW star Tayla Harris‘ bloody incredible athleticism.

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A shot of Harris, mid-air, initially went viral after a string of disgusting comments led to its removal from the AFL‘s social media pages. The organisation’s decision to remove the image, instead of the comments, was heavily criticised by the general public and prominent voices in the footy community including Patrick Dangerfield. After the AFL pulled the image, fans were quick to repost it to social media in support of Harris.

The AFL later apologised for deleting the photo and said they would “work harder to ban the trolls from our page.”

On Friday, Harris kicked off the #TAYLAKICKCHALLENGE, sharing the best impersonator will win a brand new pair of Nike boots.

Everyone can take part, even doggos.

After a y’huge number of impersonations started to fly in, Harris tweeted that she “LOVES seeing everybody kicking their hearts out!! Keep them coming.” 

First up, here’s Harris’ teammate Darcy Vescio mid-air.

And Dylan Alcott being an absolute legend.

This is just plain adorable.

This is simply relatable.

Earlier this week, one footy fan even got the sensational shot tattooed on his arm.

Seaford Meadows man Blake Griffiths had originally been in the Mix102.3 studio to get a tattoo of Adelaide Crows coach Dan Pyke on his arm, inspired by a David Bowie-themed Ken Hinkley tattoo.

But, since he was already in the studio, hosts Jodie and Soda asked if Griffiths would like a tattoo of Harris on his other arm.

Griffith’s “couldn’t be happier” to get the tatt – even though he’s a Crows supporter – and said he’s looking forward to showing off his new ink while serving beers at his pub in Aldinga.

“Good stuff Blake, hope to see you at the footy one day,” Harris tweeted.