‘I have the pill, I have to get out of here’: Swans plead for fan to give Buddy his 1000 ball

Sydney have launched an appeal for Lance Franklin to receive the ball with which he kicked his 1000th goal.

Footage has emerged of the great lengths a supporter adorned in a Swans scarf went to mark Franklin’s famous kick.

The ecstatic fan can be seen cradling the ball, telling onlookers “I’ve got the pill, I’ve got the pill, I have the pill, I have to get out of here.”

The Swans are relying on the goodwill of the fan and have offered him an invitation to training to meet and present the prized piece of sporting memorabilia to the superstar forward.

“To the person who caught the ball, we would love to get it back for Buddy! We’re inviting you to training to meet Lance and present the ball to him. Get in our DMs pls!!” the Swans tweeted on Saturday morning.

Amid the mayhem of the mass pitch invasion, fans took off with a batch of unused spare Swans jumpers on the bench.

The Swans hope a fan who souvenired the ball from Lance Franklin’s 1000th goal will return it.Credit:Getty Images

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan said that Franklin’s milestone moment and the outpouring that followed was one of the most “euphoric, joyful scenes ever seen in football”.

“Last night at the SCG was one of the best moments I have ever seen in football,” he said.

“Lance Franklin achieved a remarkable milestone, a feat we may never have the privilege of witnessing again.

“Everyone at the SCG was glued to his every move and, as he has so many times across his career, Buddy delivered a most magical moment and created one of the most euphoric, joyful scenes ever seen in football.

“The supporters at the ground shared in the milestone, I thank them for celebrating in the right way. To watch all the footage coming through this morning reminds us why we have the greatest fans in the world,” McLachlan said.

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