Jack Ginnivan post about Hawthorn teammate Will Day causes stir after big Adelaide Crows win

Jack Ginnivan couldn’t seem to help himself.

The Hawthorn forward caused a stir on Saturday night with a Twitter message responding to teammate Will Day’s post after the Hawks’ big win over Adelaide.

Ginnivan emerged in one of the game’s biggest moments and was clearly pumped up when he kicked a goal on the edge of three-quarter time to extend the margin to 33 points and shut the door on the Crows.

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Ginnivan’s teammates, including Day, were just as fired up as the former Collingwood star after the goal.

Day was seen shoving and shouting in Ginnivan’s face as teammates ran up to congratulate the small forward.

One hit knocked Ginnivan back in an eyebrow-raising encounter, and it prompted Day to talk about it after the game.

“I love this guy, just lit celebratory cooldown OTTNO (onto the next one),” Day wrote.

Ginnivan’s cheeky response set tongues wagging, though it appears to be a clear case of stirring the pot.

“We fucking hate each other,” he wrote.

This comment was seen by more than 100,000 fans on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Hawks coach Sam Mitchell laughed off questions about the dramatic celebration.

“They’re very close, I kind of call them a pack of thugs,” Mitchell said in a postgame press conference.

“There’s this whole little group of actors, they spend all this time together and they all have their celebrations and all that stuff.

“Basically I think what was happening was that they were going down to ‘Ginni’ because his best mates were right in front of him and he didn’t see them and he shot at goal. They are excited about it. ‘Daysy’ is like, ‘It’s a boy, you’ve fixed yourself’.

“I think they’re making fun of these guys in a fun way because they’re having a lot of fun playing football as young men in their early 20s. But for the same reason they began to hold each other in higher regard. If you look at us as a group, I think they’re a good recording.

“They started their careers in entertainment and maybe they didn’t do everything they should have. Now, when they’re going outside of what they know is the best thing for the team, they’re pulling each other, so the coaches don’t have to step in, and they’re basically running on their own.”

It was one of Ginnivan’s best performances in Hawks colors as he kicked two goals and 22 touches, continuing his good form from last week when he had 23 disposals and a goal.

— with NCA NewsWire

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