Patrick Dangerfield won a Brownlow medal. But it's his award-winning photobomb that's caused a buzz.

Geelong midfielder Patrick Dangerfield took home the Brownlow Medal with a record-high 35 votes on Monday night, but it’s his award-winning photobomb that has social media buzzing.

Before the red carpet and vote count kicked off, the 26-year-old appeared to have some spare time while his wife, Mardi Dangerfield, did some final touch-ups.

As she filmed a short video showcasing her makeup and jewellery, Paddy could be seen in the background, giving a not-so-subtle finger to the camera.


Fans immediately noticed the AFL star’s gesture in the background, and left comments on the post supporting Patrick’s sense of humour.

‘Patty! On ya for winning the Brownlow medal, but this is even better,’ wrote one excited fan, while another dubbed his move “the best photobomb ever.”

The best part is that the footballer’s gesture pretty much represents the attitude of anyone who’s ever had to wait for their partner to do that very last check before leaving the house.

The star’s modest acceptance speech was also a crowd favourite, dedicating his victory to the late 1989 Brownlow winner and Geelong great who died in March, Paul Couch.

Patrick Dangerfield has won the 2016 #Brownlow Medal with a record 35 votes.

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“Ultimately, as footballers, team success is the most important thing,” Dangerfield began.

“But I think halfway through the count, when Paul Couch was replayed and the conversations around how Paul contributed to the game, it hit me what it would be like to be a Brownlow Medallist.

“So Couchy, this one is for you mate.”

The Brownlow Medal 2016 red carpet.

Imagine going to your partner’s work event and having to walk a red carpet with hundreds of media who are going to judge what you’re wearing and how you look.

That’s the unfair reality facing many of the women coming to tonight’s Brownlow Medal. Rather than judging these women, here at Mamamia we’re celebrating Red Carpet Kindness. This is a judgement-free zone. #KindCarpet