Hawthorn star’s emotional AFL win

Hawthorn star’s emotional AFL win

Hawthorn veteran Shaun Burgoyne says he was more emotional at Friday night’s narrow win against Adelaide than after any other home-and-away AFL victory.

Burgoyne broke down after playing his 300th AFL game in the three-point win at the MCG.

“I got very emotional,” he told the Seven Network’s Game Day program on Sunday.

“The win meant so much to the boys, you saw the reaction of everyone when we got over the line … it was probably the most emotional I have been in a home and away victory.”

Burgoyne, a four-time premiership player, spent the lead-up to the game as the centre of attention due to his 300-game milestone.

“You spend so long talking about the team and the team results and what it takes to get the team over the line, when you talk about an individual it makes you feel a little bit uncomfortable,” he said.

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