US Woman Goes Viral After Tweeting About Freo's Team Song
When LeAnn Malaschak was kicking back watching the last minutes of the Fremantle v St Kilda clash at her home in Kansas City, USA, she couldn’t have imagined that she was about to make headlines in Perth.
She told the story to Paul & Lise on Monday.
“I had just gotten up and I’m just lying there and watching TV, the game ends and I see normal, post-game celebratory things going on,” she said.
“And, all of a sudden, I hear this music and I think ‘what… what is this?’”
That’s when LeAnn started tweeting.
STOP EVERYTHING. Something glorious has just occurred on my television. This cannot go unexplored. A thread:— LeAnn Malaschak ⛲️⚽️➡️💙 (@prairiegirl0028) May 12, 2018
LeAnn then described Freo’s team song…
“I don’t want to say it was so bad it was good – but there was a certain amount of catchiness involved and I was just drawn to it,” she said.
It was when she saw the crowd singing along and the light show, it dawned on her: “I thought, ‘how come… how come my team doesn’t have a song like this?’”
“I follow soccer here in the United States and we have post-game celebrations, but they’re nothing like that.”
So I’m lying here watching the end of an @AFL match — which by the way if you don’t watch Aussie Rules Football you really need to start — between the Fremantle Dockers and St Kilda.— LeAnn Malaschak ⛲️⚽️➡️💙 (@prairiegirl0028) May 12, 2018
Suddenly, from the sound system of the @freodockers stadium, emits a set of sounds so peculiar, so amazing, that it truly cannot be ignored. I listen, mouth hanging open in amazement and delight.— LeAnn Malaschak ⛲️⚽️➡️💙 (@prairiegirl0028) May 12, 2018
It’s the official club song. It’s amazing. It’s like a cross between some sort of rowdy pub song and “I Love Rock And Roll.” It goes on and on. The crowd loves it. I am in awe.— LeAnn Malaschak ⛲️⚽️➡️💙 (@prairiegirl0028) May 12, 2018
I look up lyrics. They’re as glorious as I imagined.— LeAnn Malaschak ⛲️⚽️➡️💙 (@prairiegirl0028) May 12, 2018
Freo! Way to go!
Hit ‘em real hard, send ‘em down below!
Freo, give ‘em the old heave ho!
We are the Freo Dockers!
I MUST HEAR MORE. But wait! My pleas have been heard! They’re playing it again in the stadium! My delight cannot be contained!! I’m enjoying it so much at this point that if I were alone in the house i would be singing along!!— LeAnn Malaschak ⛲️⚽️➡️💙 (@prairiegirl0028) May 12, 2018
I begin doing research. Apparently most or all @AFL clubs have official songs. I plan to find out more, but at this point I really do not see how any club can top the majesty of “Freo! Way To Go!”— LeAnn Malaschak ⛲️⚽️➡️💙 (@prairiegirl0028) May 12, 2018
And so, for your morning listening pleasure, i present to you the official club song of the Fremantle Dockers, which is proudly played after all home victories: https://t.co/q0N2aKYgve— LeAnn Malaschak ⛲️⚽️➡️💙 (@prairiegirl0028) May 12, 2018
LeAnn told Paul & Lise she has already checked out Freo’s merch on their website
“I can’t go back now,” she said.
LeAnn admitted that from time-to-time her husband had watched AFL and followed GWS only because he had heard of the Gold Coast when NASCAR raced there.
After tweeting about he Dockers song, she said that about half of the responses she received on Twitter were other people sending her links to other team songs.
“They’re trying to lure me away”
LeAnn admitted that her husband had watch AFL for a long time and followed GWS only as he had only heard of the Gold Coast when NASCAR raced there.
By this time, Lise, a staunch Freo supporter, had heard enough.
“I want to get LeAnn a membership! LeAnn, I’m a Freo member, my kids are Freo members and I’m going to see if we can get you a Freo membership and you can be an honorary Kansas member”
Check out the video up top.