Eagle-eyed Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett has put out a social media call-out to find, what he claimed is, a young footy fan wearing a Hawks scarf during a royal engagement.
Kennett was watching 7 News Melbourne on Tuesday night when he spotted the young girl in a brown (or maroon or dark red) and gold (or yellow) scarf as the Queen walked past her.
“This young lady just appeared on the Channel 7 news. Does anyone know who she is please,” Kennett wrote on Twitter.
“We know our members are scattered around the world, and clearly she is giving the Queen strength and support as Her Majesty deals with challenging family issues.”
Kennett was referring to the recent bombshell surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan, who earlier this month said they’d no longer work as royals after they unexpectedly announced they wanted to carve out “a progressive new role”, with the hoped to finance themselves.
Some keen Hawthorn fans dared to dream their team is not just ‘the family club’, but ‘the royal club’ too.
However Kennett’s followers were quick to point out the accessory is unlikely to be Hawks-themed.
Most think the young girl is wearing a Gryffindor scarf, meaning her hero is more likely to be Harry Potter or Hermione Granger, rather than Hawthorn stars Tom Mitchell or Jack Gunston.
The other possibility is that the young girl is a Bradford City FC fan, which was also pointed out by fans.
Either way, the Hawks will be hoping their membership team might be a tad busier than usual on Wednesday, thanks to the publicity.