Geelong Cats get trolled online as Wikipedia page changed to celebrate Melbourne’s Max Gawn

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VideoMax Gawn snaps truly amid Melbourne's first-half domination in the prelim against Geelong.

The Cats are already licking their wounds from a preliminary final belting.

But it hasn’t stopped some internet trolls from rubbing some more salt into them after their loss to Melbourne.

One punter changed Geelong’s Wikipedia profile, saying they were “owned” by Melbourne skipper Max Gawn, who kicked five goals in a man-of-the-match performance for the Demons.

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The description was on their Wikipedia page for a number of minutes before it was finally corrected, but after the Demons captain booted four goals in the third quarter to see his side into their first grand final since 2000, it’s hard to argue that it was wrong.

Trolls changed Geelong's Wikipedia page after Max Gawn destroyed them in the preliminary final.
Camera IconTrolls changed Geelong's Wikipedia page after Max Gawn destroyed them in the preliminary final. Credit: Unknown

More than 58,000 fans at Optus Stadium witnessed Geelong’s worst finals loss in 52 years, with the team’s next steps called into question after they suited up 11 players aged 30 or older.

Gawn is nearing 30, but had no problem, dominating the contest as Melbourne look to end their 57-year premiership drought.

They weren’t the only comedians, with Collingwood forward-ruck Mason Cox welcoming Gawn to “prelim folklore”.

Cox kicked three goals from 11 marks in the Magpies 2018 preliminary final win over Richmond, which saw them into the grand final against West Coast.

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