Port Adelaide’s Lachie Jones knows why he’s a cult figure after just one AFL game.
“The hair … the hair and the mo,” he told reporters on Tuesday.
Jones, on his 19th birthday, made an accomplished AFL debut against Richmond in Port’s two-point triumph on Friday night at Adelaide Oval.
But his mullet hairstyle and bristling moustache attracted as much attention as his 17 disposals.
“Pretty overwhelming,” Jones said of the reaction.
“I didn’t really expect the fame. I wouldn’t call it fame yet, there’s a lot of boys that are in front of me.
“But yeah, pretty overwhelming.”
The backman, born in the farming town of Bute on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula, was given a raucous cheer from Port fans when he came off the interchange bench.