Kangaroo icon Glenn Archer choked back tears after being informed by his son Jackson he would be making his AFL debut this weekend.
In what has become a common theme among AFL clubs in recent years, the Kangaroos released footage of Jackson Archer’s phone call with his legendary father, delivering one of the more heartwarming scenes of the season.
This is how the conversation between the two archers went:
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Jackson: “Hello, what are you doing?”
Glenn: “I just got home I have to take some kids under 12 to practice. What are you doing?”
Jackson: “Very nice. Not much. I’m playing this weekend.”
It’s at this point that the realization that his son will be walking around in blue and white hits the Kangaroos’ Shinboner of the Century.
Choking back tears, Archer is speechless as he walks outside before answering.
“You are joking. wait a minute buddy Something’s stuck in my throat. Oh that’s awesome mate, well done!” Archer told his son.
“You bloody well deserved it. You’ve worked really hard. I love you.”
Jackson Archer is also wiping tears after seeing his father choke.
“Damn emotional family in here,” he said.
However, the kangaroo legend’s reaction may have been outweighed by his wife’s, who was left in sheer disbelief after a call from their son.
“I have a question: What are you doing on Sunday? Because I’m in Tassie,” Jackson tells his mother.
“You are not. your first game? Jackson, don’t talk shit. She said.
“I’m so proud of you, that’s so good,” she said.
“We better book all our flights.”
The Kangaroos are hoping the presence of an archer on their side for the first time since 2007 will help end the league’s worst losing streak when they take on Adelaide in Tasmania this weekend.
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