ONE SPECTATOR knew before anyone else modern-day great Gary Ablett was going to thrill the crowd with a brilliant grab on Easter Monday.
He might also have been the one person in a crowd of 66,347 at the MCG who had never attended a game before.
The moment Ablett rode the shoulders of Hawthorn defender David Mirra was captured by AFL.com.au's award-winning photographer Michael Willson.
In the background, 27-year-old American Josh Hernandez rose before anyone else, anticipating what was about to transpire, as he told Willson.
Never seen a game! Unreal pic.twitter.com/sdBGOIsGJ0— Michael Willson (@MichaelCWillson) April 23, 2019
Hernandez had his own say on Instagram.
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Hey!!! My very first game and I make it into the @afl album!! I even made it in the action shot of my man @garyablettjnr!!! I’ve been Reading all the comments about me cheering before he even caught it and they’re great Hey when you know you know ♂️ #GoCats #geelongcats @geelongcats . . PC: @michaelcwillson
Willson has a knack of being there in the right time and right place and was described by one news agency as a 'freak'.
His photograph of AFLW player Tayla Harris made headlines around the world when it was retweeted by Channel Seven and later taken down after online trolls took to it.