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MCG fans pay tribute to Hawk Roughead

  • MCG fans pay tribute to Hawk Roughead

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20: A round of applause goes up at the two minute mark of the second quarter in support of Jarryd Roughead of the Hawks who is battling cancer during the 2016 AFL Round 09 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Sydney Swans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 20, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Hawthorn star Jarryd Roughead joined his teammates at the MCG on Friday night, just days after his cancer diagnosis.

Images of a smiling Roughead arriving at the Hawks change rooms before the clash against Sydney quickly spread on social media. He sat in on the team meeting before taking up a position in Alastair Clarkson's coaches box as the game got underway.

No official mention of Roughead's cancer battle was made at the Hawthorn home game, the four-time premiership champion keen to maintain a sense of normality while he undergoes treatment.

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