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There's A Good Reason Why AFL Fans Are Going Nuts Over This 14-Year-Old Photo

There's A Good Reason Why AFL Fans Are Going Nuts Over This 14-Year-Old Photo

Through some thorough investigation and pure luck, AFL fans have stumbled upon a miraculous discovery 14 years in the making!

Footage of a die-hard fan went viral in the AFL's Twitter community over the weekend - and for good reason too.

The Eagles supporter was captured spraying the match umpires during West Coast's Sunday evening clash with Collingwood at Optus Stadium.

Seen screaming wildly from his seat and even making glasses gestures with his hands, it was clear the crazed fanatic wasn't pleased with the calls the umpires were making - despite his side going on to win 111-45 on the night.

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But while his antics behind the goal were funny to say the least, it was something else about the bloke that caught eagle-eyed fans' eyes.

As the picture was posted on social media, a couple of fans were quick to point out that the Eagles fan looked very similar to a guy that appears in another famous AFL photo.

On closer inspection, the guy is an absolute carbon copy of the angry fan who sprayed Michael O'Loughlin back in 2006.

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While the moustache and facial expressions are really similar, it's a slightly smaller feature that practically gives it away.

Incredibly, the man has exactly the same vein bulging out of his neck as he roars at both the umpires in 2020 and O'Loughlin in 2006.

As expected, Twitter users had an absolute field day when they discovered the stark similarities.

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Max Sherry

Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.