How Social Media Reacted To Dustin Martin Winning 2017 AFL Brownlow Medal

Richmond star Dustin Martin (pictured above) will have a spring in his step ahead of Saturday’s AFL Grand Final after collecting the coveted Brownlow Medal award at the AFL’s glitzy award ceremony at the Crown Palladium.

Dusty polled a whopping 36 votes, three clear of last year’s winner Patrick Dangerfield (33 votes) who was ruled ineligible after being suspended by the MRP for a dangerous tackle on Carlton’s Matthew Kreuzer in round 19.

Martin’s 36-vote haul set a new record for a winning vote tally, eclipsing Danger’s 35 votes at last year’s medal count.

It was a predictable but popular victory for the modest and quietly spoken midfielder from Tiger town.

While Dusty saluting wasn’t a surprise, the biggest shock of the night was Essendon’s Joe Daniher collecting the Mark of the Year award over popular favourite Jeremy Howe.

Some are labelling it a disgrace that Howe was robbed of the award but it's voted by the public and that can always happen in a public vote.

Not every star player was at the awards ceremony with Adelaide Crows players, who are preparing for Saturday’s Grand Final against Richmond, attending their own Brownlow Medal ceremony in Adelaide.

Other former players including former Sydney Swans defender Ted Richards watched the ceremony from afar.

As always, a bevy of glamorous WAGs stole the show on the red carpet in their silky gowns, plunging necklines and daring dress splits. 

Kelly Beams (pictured below) was one of many WAGs to shine on the red carpet.

The players also looked dapper in their stylish dinners suits and bow ties but no-one sported the walking stick which Fremantle Dockers star Nat Fyfe (pictured below right) used to stroll down the red carpet at the 2015 awards.

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