Move over Rove McManus, the Fremantle Dockers may have a new No.1 celebrity fan.
NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has signalled his intent to take the title, after he compared Los Angles Clippers star Blake Griffin to Dockers forward Hayden Crozier on TNT’s Inside the NBA Halftime Report.
“He reminds me of my good friend Hayden, from the Fremantle Dockers, in Aussie Football Rules,” O’Neal said of Griffin.
“He’s playing tough, he’s playing tough and rugged. That’s how I like him to play.”
From there the segment progressed to O’Neal chanting “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!” several times and fellow co-host and hall of famer Charles Barkley referring to numerous Australian stereotypes.
O’Neal’s comments were sparked by Crozier’s attendance in the studio, while on a tour with teammate Lachie Neale.