Adelaide Football Club mascot and stalwart Claude Crow may be heading to Victoria from 2019 as he entertains talks with rival club Hawthorn according to The Age, Channel Seven and SEN football journalist Sam McClure.
Citing anonymous sources close to the humanoid avian, McClure has stated that Mr. Crow’s 28-year stint at the South Australian club may be coming to its end as Crow refuses to agree to terms with Adelaide, who first submitted an offer for the free agent mascot in May.
Speaking on Melbourne radio this evening, McClure says that according to his sources, Crow’s move is a “sure thing” and that he’s expected to be part of “a package deal with (Rory) Sloane”. When told that Sloane had signed a five-year contract extension with the Adelaide Football Club this morning, McClure laughed for a bit and then started chewing on his own sleeve.
“Just because Rory’s signed doesn’t mean Claude will,” said McClure, furiously thumbing the screen of his smartphone.
“I mean, the culture, Tex, Collective Minds…that’s why Tom Lynch said he’s leaving!
“Wait, Lynch is staying as well? Well Jeremy McGovern’s definitely going. He’s the one at the Crows, right?”
Australian Sports Weakly attempted to contact Claude Crow for comment but he declined due to being mute and then did a burnout in a go-kart.