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Aker gives the handstand the flick

27/03/2008 11:41:52 PM Comments (0)

Western Bulldogs star Jason Akermanis appears unlikely to perform a post-victory handstand again at AFL level.

Akermanis has performed a handstand for fans at his old club, the Brisbane Lions, and at the Bulldogs in recent years after his side won games.

But some of his Bulldogs teammates told him during a recent peer assessment session that they thought the handstand took away from the team focus.

"One of the things that came up from a few, not all but just a few, is that they thought the handstand was a bit individual," Akermanis told the Nine Network's The Footy Show.

"So unfortunately it seems the handstand is dead, it's no more."

Despite not being able to perform his party trick, Akermanis said he appreciated getting feedback from his teammates on his play and personality.

"It is brutal, absolutely brutal for those who haven't done it," he said.

"But it's the first time I really got good feedback and to be honest, I needed it, for my own knowledge."

The Bulldogs play Melbourne at the MCG on Saturday.

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