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North Melbourne will release the son of a club legend this weekend, with Jackson Archer making his debut against the Adelaide Crows.
And his emotional father could not be more proud.
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Archer, whose father Glenn Archer won two flags with the Kangaroos in 311 career games and was named the club’s “Shinboner of the Century”, made his AFL debut after nine VFL appearances, including a 12-game performance. against the Giants a fortnight ago.
The 19-year-old, who was selected as a father-son option in last year’s national draft, telephoned his father to tell him the news, as the latter was preparing to do some training under 12 years old.
The video was recorded and released by the North Melbourne media team
Jackson Archer: I’m playing this weekend.
Glen Archer: You’re kidding.
As the news began, Glenn immediately emerged and took several moments to compose himself.
“Wait, man,” Glenn said in tears. “I’m sorry, something stuck in my throat.
“He’s a fantastic friend, well done. You deserve it. You have worked very hard.
“I love you.”
His father’s reaction also brought tears to Jackson’s feet.
“Bloody emotional family, yes?” said Jackson.
But his mom’s reaction, which was also filmed by kangaroos, was pure gold.
Jackson asked his mom what he did on Sunday, before leaving the news that he would face the Ravens.
At first he thought he was joking.
“Aren’t you? Your first game? Jackson, do not you speak … Are you right?” he said.
Then came the tears.
“I’m so proud of you for being so good,” he said.
“Better to book all our flights.”
The Kangaroos on Sunday will hope to win their first victory since Round 2, when they face the Crows at the Blundstone Arena.