Fremantle Docker's Fan Opts for Derby Over Sons Birth

13 July 2013, 3:28pm

Colin Lyons and his wife Patricia are expecting a beautiful baby boy to be delivered this Sunday. The birth inconveniently clashes with the much hyped Western Derby between the Freo Dockers and West Coast Eagles.

Colin has been a die hard Dockers supporter since the team entered the AFL in 1995 and has never missed a Derby. The Bell Tower Times spoke to Colin about the prospects of missing his first Derby, he told  us:

"nup. not happening. i spoke to my wife in the hospital this morning and told her that the Derby is the equivalent of the Dockers grand final and i'd never be able to form an emotional bond with my son if i knew he was responsible for making me miss the big game. Patricia will be fine, shes just lazing about on a bed anyway".

Docker's fans are infamous in Western Australia for taking the Derby too seriously. As we understand it, the Derby  fills the premiership shaped hole in every fan's heart. It is also compounded by the fact that Fremantle fans generally don't have much else to do. 

This is not the first time Colin has wronged his beautiful wife. In 2004, he was late for his own wedding when he thought he spotted Matthew Pavlich buying a pie from Jesters in Victoria Park. A tuxedo-clad Colin leaped from a moving limousine and chased down the man who turned out to be a Greek tourist. 

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