Cats star Tom Hawkins has once again been betrayed by his middle child on one of the biggest days of his football career.
The two-time premiership winner of 2009 and 2011 won his third with three goals and four behind in Swans’ total beating – and at 34 he may not have many more opportunities left.
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But Hawkins’ three-year-old daughter Primrose once again told it like it was, scorching her father on the morning of the Premiership decider.
Posting a video to Instagram during a pre-game walk, Primrose destroyed his dad, tipping the Swans to win the Cats.
Upon coming across a copy of The Saturday Age with Jeremy Cameron and Buddy Franklin on the cover, Hawkins asked his daughter who was on the cover.
“Emu and…uh…Buddy,” she said.
When asked who she thought she would win, she finally answered, “The Swans”, instantly breaking her father’s heart.
“Okay mate, this is where we part ways, see you at home,” he told her, while she had a confused look on her face.
One fan tweeted: “Yesterday during the parade, Hawkins’ daughter was trying to climb on top of the car (while she was moving). No wonder Tom let her, his favorite player is good and now she just said the Swans are going to win today”.
Another added: “THE STORY OF LMFOA HAWKINS WITH HER DAUGHTER”.
Luckily for Hawkins, his three-year-old didn’t have a crystal ball when the Cats ended the 11-year drought.
He may be a middle child though, as it’s not the first time she’s shown her dad that he’s not the center of the AFL world, despite having been named captain of the Australian team last year.
In 2021, Hawkins posted a photo of Primrose holding a stuffed animal featuring his favorite player, Western Bulldogs superstar Marcus Bontempelli.
“Getting your hair done can wait. As long as Mim has her three Bs in the morning,” he wrote at the time. “rabbit. blue. Bont.
It would have hurt even more had the Cats been able to beat Melbourne in the preliminary final, as Geelong would have faced the Bulldogs for the Cup.