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AFL player slammed for dressing as Jeffrey Dahmer for Halloween despite warnings

Jayden Collins

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AFL player slammed for dressing as Jeffrey Dahmer for Halloween despite warnings

AFL star Jack Ginnivan has been slammed for dressing as up as Jeffrey Dahmer as part of his Halloween costume.

The Collingwood player uploaded the image to his Instagram in which he is donning Dahmer-like glasses, a white top with blood stains, whilst holding a cigarette in his hands.

It comes after people were urged to not dress as the serial killer for Halloween out of respect for his victims.


The popularity of the Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Netflix series caused concern for many over the potential likelihood of people imitating the serial killer for the popular holiday.

The series attracted strong criticism from the families of the victims, including the mother of Tony Hughes.

The mass murderer was responsible for the deaths and dismemberment of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.

However, it seems Ginnivan has not heeded the warning with his costume.


And it’s safe to say many footy fans were not best pleased after 7AFL re-shared the photo on Twitter.

One fan wrote: “Pretty poor taste. Crosses the line.”

Another said: “What an absolute disgrace. AFL should fine and/or suspend him immediately.”

A third commented: “Oh Jack you got a big storm comin.”


A fourth added: “You mean the Jeffrey Dahmer that senselessly and cruelly stole the lives of 17 young men? That Jeffrey Dahmer? How would you all be reacting if he'd dressed up as Martin Bryant? Gross.

“These were real people. Human beings. With families and people who loved them.”

Although another fan noted that there was perhaps a different similarity going on with Ginnivan’s costume.

They wrote: “Looks more like Napoleon Dynamite.”


His put-together outfit comes after Jeffrey Dahmer costumes were banned for sale on eBay in the lead-up to October 31.

Ginnivan landed in hot water earlier this year after he and Magpies teammate Isaac Quaynor took part in a TikTok trend that rated members of the opposite sex based on negative traits.

The pair later apologised for the video saying it didn’t ‘align with the values’ that they both hold.


Ginnivan had a breakout season for the Magpies in 2022, although, became a polarising figure for rival team’s fans.

He gained a reputation for deliberately trying to win free kicks by ducking or shrugging into tackles, which he admitted to in an interview.

SPORTbible has reached out to Collingwood FC and Jack Ginnivan for comment.

Featured Image Credit: @jackginnivan/Instagram. Fox Footy.

Topics: Australia, Australia Afl

Jayden Collins
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