They were thrashed in the AFL Grand Final, but the Western Bulldogs are partying like champions before they go home to lockdown.
After hitting the town in Perth on Sunday to purge their minds of the 140-66 loss to Melbourne, the players backed it up with another big night on the tiles on Wednesday.
In no hurry to spend weeks in lockdown once they return to Victoria, they headed to Magnet House in Perth’s CBD to continue drowning their sorrows.
Mullet-sporting Bailey Smith, 20, was the star attraction as the players relaxed and mingled with footy fans and delighted revellers.
Bulldogs AFL star Bailey Smith (pictured) was the star attraction at a popular Perth nightclub on Wednesday
Wearing a crocodile tee, white pearl necklace, and sunglasses inside, Smith looked every inch the rockstar and was mobbed by adoring ladies.
Cody Weightman also proved to be a big hit in the packed nightclub, according to Perth Now.
Bryan Ho, known as the party prince of Perth, ensured the Bulldogs players were given the VIP treatment all night.
And soon after arriving, it was Belvedere vodka in every direction as the Bulldogs re-adjusted their party caps.
Rumours were also swirling the premiership-winning Demons were on another floor of the same nightclub.
Emerging midfielder Bailey Smith (pictured) was clearly enjoying himself on Wednesday night in Perth
Bailey Smith and his teammates are continuing to drown their sorrows after the Western Bulldogs lost the AFL grand final by 74 points
Sunday’s commiserations saw the entire team headed out to the Ocean Beach Hotel at Cottesloe Beach to enjoy a few drinks and laughs.
In a particularly upbeat mood was midfielder Smith, who gave an enthusiastic double thumbs up as he arrived for the festivities.
Smith was swarmed by female fans and in one video posted online debunked a ‘nude picture of himself’ circulating the internet.
‘That’s the actual photo,’ Smith said, as he showed two ladies an image of himself shirtless, reclined while wearing shorts.
The original image is said to have been doctored to appear as though Bailey is completely nude.
Smith made light of the situation on Sunday and posted the original picture on his Instagram Stories along with an eggplant emoji.
Meanwhile, the team’s inspirational captain, Marcus Bontempelli, was spotted having a few laughs with his teammates in the hotel’s beer garden.
The 25-year-old midfielder at one point flicked a drink card off the rooftop patio area to fans below, much to the amusement of onlookers.
Women were spotted flocking to the mullet sporting young midfielder (pictured) all night at a club in Perth
Last Saturday’s grand final was a day their fans won’t forget in a hurry – Melbourne was unstoppable in the third and fourth quarters, eventually winning by 74 points at Perth Stadium.
Gun midfielder Christian Petracca snared the coveted Norm Smith Medal for best player on ground with 39 influential disposals and two goals,
Petracca revealed earlier this week captain Max Gawn as well as coach Simon Goodwin led the early celebrations.
‘Gawny’s been unbelievable, Goody’s a close second,’ the star midfielder said.
‘The young boys went too hard, too early. I tried to tell them to pace themselves, don’t drink too much, but they didn’t listen.’
Saturday’s premiership triumph was 57 years in the making for some Demons fans – their last flag was back in 1964.
The 20-year-old has become a cult hero with Bulldogs and other AFL fans thanks to his good looks and happy go lucky nature