July 14, 2024

Essendon forward Matt Guelfi’s touching act for AFL fan as Bombers score upset win over GWS

Guelfi won over the football world with his goal celebrations in the win over the Giants.

Matt Guelfi has won the hearts of the AFL world after keeping his promise to a young fan on Saturday. The Bombers star stole the show in Essendon’s incredible 20-point comeback win over the Giants at Marvel Stadium.

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While the Bombers’ performance had fans tongues wagging, a lot of attention was on Guelfi’s unusual goal celebrations. The 26-year-old kicked three goals and each time celebrated by raising his hands and showing off his red-painted fingernails. And the origin of the celebration has made fans’ hearts melt.

Earlier this week the Bombers visited the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne ahead of their Tackling Childhood Cancer game against the Giants. Essendon’s social media page uploaded a video of Guelfi visiting a young girl named Alexis, who painted his nails red.

And Guelfi told the young fan that he would perform a celebration showing the nails she painted if he kicked a goal. “I gotta play well now so you can see my nails on the TV,” he told the young girl.

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