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Five-Year-Old Footy Fan Gets Drilled In The Head With A Ball During AFL Game

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Five-Year-Old Footy Fan Gets Drilled In The Head With A Ball During AFL Game

One young Aussie Rules fan copped an absolute laser to the head during last weekend's AFL clash between Port Adelaide and St Kilda.

But thankfully he's absolutely fine.

In a video posted on social media, five-year-old Port fan Sonny Ah-Matt can be seen being hoisted up into the air by his older brother in an attempt to catch a kick from Connor Rozee.

Rozee made no mistake with the kick, blasting it through the centre posts to extend his side's lead in the fourth quarter.


As for little Sonny, that's a different conversation entirely.

With Rozee's kick sailing into the stands behind the goal, Sonny emerged above the crowd and looked destined to perfectly catch the ball with both hands.

But unfortunately he slightly mistimed his approach and the ball rifled against his head and ricocheted off into the stands.


The all-time falcon was met with a loud "ohhhhhhhhhh" and "ahhhhhhhhh" from the crowd.

But according to Sonny's mother, the little warrior dusted himself off and soldiered on to watch the rest of the game.

"I reckon it was a couple of minutes if that and he was fine," Sonny's mother Kirsty told 9News.

"At the end of the game he was standing up cheering and singing."

Featured Image Credit: Nine News

Topics: footy, Aussie Rules, afl, Australia

Max Sherry
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