AFL 2023: Geelong Cats vs Collingwood Magpies, brothers Josh and Nick Daicos place rose petals on MCG turf in tribute to late grandfather

Collingwood brothers Josh and Nick Daicos have opened up on their “lovely” post-match tribute to their late grandfather, revealing they left rose petals on the MCG turf.AFL nice Peter Daicos misplaced his father throughout the week, with the funeral held on Thursday.Sons Nick and Josh had been capable of overcome the emotional time for the household to assist steer the Magpies to a 22-point Spherical 1 win over Geelong on Friday night time.Watch each blockbuster AFL match this weekend Reside & Advert-Break Free In-Play on Kayo. New to Kayo? Begin your free trial now >Cameras filmed the duo post-game as they eliminated their taking part in boots within the centre of the sphere, earlier than kissing the rose petals that fell from their sneakers.“Sadly we had the passing of our Dad’s dad yesterday so it’s been a extremely robust week for the household,” Josh Daicos instructed Fox Footy.“It’s been actually robust for us however tonight made all of it price it.”Brother Nick added the duo acquired by means of an “emotional day” on Thursday earlier than arriving on the MCG for Friday night time’s conflict with the Cats.“Tonight’s sport was in honour of him for us,” he stated.Imaginative and prescient from contained in the Collingwood rooms confirmed emotional dad Peter hugging and kissing his sons post-win, whereas additionally embracing gamers together with Scott Pendlebury, Jordan de Goey and Will Hoskin-Elliott.“That was for my dad. That was for my dad, mate,” Peter instructed Channel 7, touching his coronary heart.The duo shortly received reward for his or her actions from Fox Footy panellists Garry Lyn, Jordan Lewis, Nathan Buckley and Jonathan Brown.“To not solely take care of the passing of their grandfather and the emotion connected to that, the funeral yesterday. They’d have been mentally and bodily drained,” Lewis stated.“To come back out and nonetheless play, put that to at least one aspect, it’s nice to see.”“It’s actually robust to do,” Brown added.Buckley stated the Daicos boys had been an inspiration.“When their mum and pop take a look at that, they should be completely pleased with them – not only for the gamers that they’re, however the younger males that they’ve turn into,” he stated.The Daicos brothers had been two of Collingwood’s finest of their upset win over the Cats, with Nick shrugging off any fears of second-year blues to rack up 35 disposals, 9 rating involvements, 5 intercepts and 5 inside 50s.Older brother Josh completed with 27 touches, 5 clearances and 6 inside 50s.Initially printed as ‘It’s been actually robust’: Daicos brothers pay respects in ‘lovely’ post-match tribute