Melbourne City have finally won their first trophy, defeating Sydney FC 1-0 in the FFA Cup Final thanks to a Tim Cahill header in the 53rd minute.
While happiness and celebrations were expected from Melbourne players their goalscorer and saviour Tim Cahill was surprisingly subdued and almost melancholy about the win.
“I find it very hard to take individual medals because I’m a team player,” said Cahill, referring to the Cup final medals.
“The best thing about this club is it’s not nice when you can’t share it," he continued, creating a sentence that requires multiple re-readings in order to properly grasp the meaning.
No-one at the AAMI Park venue notified Cahill that every member of the playing team received the same medal, and that it is actually actively encouraged that the team shares in its celebrations, sometimes even with supporters.
Despite this, some Melbourne City fans had differing opinions.
"I find it disgusting that the team gets to share in Timmy's individual honour. I mean, we never won anything and all of a sudden we get the best Australian player in the world to play for us, and we win stuff. They should melt down all the medals and create one great big Flava Flav style medal and stick it on Timmy," said one Melbourne City supporter.
"I like it when he punches the flag," said another.
"I hope the bird's ok," said an impartial bystander who had read all news reports about the night and not realised that a game of football was played.