AFL great Jason Dunstall’s cheeky one-line sledge for Luke Darcy over father-son Sam Darcy’s debut

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James McKern from News.com.au

AFL great Jason Dunstall has never shied away from sledging a fellow former star of the game and on Saturday he was at his best.

In the first quarter of the game between the Western Bulldogs and Fremantle at Marvel Stadium, Dunstall took aim at Luke Darcy.

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Darcy was riding high in the days before the game after his son, Sam, was named to make his AFL debut for the Bulldogs.

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Sam recorded his first touch of his career in the early minutes after an intercept mark.

Not long after he had his second disposal of the game and Dunstall saw an opportunity and took it with both hands.

“He’s already had one more possession than his father did on debut,” Dunstall savagely said on Fox Footy..

The remark drew some laughs from within the commentary box before Dunstall remarked: “Maybe too soon”.

Sam has outshone his dad on debut. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

The first touch of his career. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

Luke Darcy’s debut came in round 21, 1994 when the Bulldogs defeated St Kilda 117-72, Darcy ended the contest with two handballs to his name.

Sam eclipsed his disposal tally in the second quarter when he recorded his third kick of the contest.

The 19-year-old was taken as the second pick in the 2021 AFL Draft as a father-son selection with his debut announced on Thursday afternoon.

Standing at a towering 205cm tall, the teenager produced a stunning display last weekend in the VFL with 20 disposals and pulled down 14 marks.

He becomes the third generation from the Darcy family to pull on the Dogs guernsey, Luke had a stellar 226 game career with David Darcy playing 133 games.

Luke presented Sam with his jumper in a heartwarming video uploaded to social media by the Bulldogs on Friday.