AFL Announces Wrong Brownlow Medal Winner Online #EpicFail

AFL Announces Wrong Brownlow Medal Winner Online #EpicFail

During last night’s Brownlow medal awards the AFL store prematurely congratulated the wrong player on winning the prestigious media, and put a signed guernsey up for sale, before the actual winner was announced.

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Hawthorn player Sam Mitchell’s guernsey was advertised on the AFL store as “Sam Mitchell 2015 Brownlow medalist signed guernsey” priced at AUD$1,364.


Mitchell didn’t win the Brownlow however, Fremantle Dockers player Nat Fyfe took home the award:

The guernsey was quickly taken down, ‘human error’ was blamed for the mistake but the damage was already done:

Mitchell placed third in the Brownlow count, last year’s Brownlow medallist West Coast Eagles Matt Priddis finished runner-up. West Coast also polled the most Brownlow points of any club last night. 

Featured image from ABC online.