Adam Treloar booed and cheered in mixed Bulldogs AFL debut against Collingwood

Adam Treloar has set up a goal with his first touch in Western Bulldogs colours as a mixture of boos and cheers filled the MCG.

The midfielder lined up for his new team’s opening game of the season against his old team Collingwood despite lingering worries over a calf problem.

And when he first got his hands on the ball Treloar proved why the Bulldogs were happy to take him in when the Pies sent him packing.

“Listen to the boos and the cheers in equal measure!” James Brayshaw said in commentary for Channel 7.

Treloar picked up the ball in acres of space, bounced once and kicked the ball perfectly to key forward Aaron Naughton.

“If there has ever been a knock (on Treloar), some people say that it’s his kicking,” Kangaroos great Wayne Carey said.

“Couldn’t have got more lace-out to Naughton.

Aaron Naughton celebrates his goal with new teammate Adam Treloar. Credit: Getty

“Naughton dropped one only a minute ago because he was expecting body contact. Often they drop because of that.

“There’s no way you could drop that, that’s a beautiful kick (from Treloar).”

Hawthorn premiership captain Luke Hodge noted the mixed emotions between Collingwood’s players and fans.

“We saw before the game Tyler Brown give (Treloar) a hug,” Hodge said.

“I don’t think the Collingwood supporters knew what to do – some were booing, some cheering.

Adam Treloar shakes hands with former teammate Tyler Brown.
Adam Treloar shakes hands with former teammate Tyler Brown. Credit: Getty

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