A local Essendon supporter claims that he’s enjoying the regular reminders of how many years it’s been since his team last won a final. Watsonia resident Kane Fraser says that the constant reminders from friends on social media are providing welcome statistical evidence of just how low his beloved club has stooped since its halcyon days between 1984 and 2000.

Social media has been alight with memes, parody accounts, and would-be comedians since yesterday afternoon as Essendon licks its collective wounds from yesterday’s Elimination Final loss to the Western Bulldogs. Estimating that he’s been tagged in at least 20 or 30 different reminders since last night, Fraser maintains that the actions of his friends and acquaintances have helped him to “keep a lid on my expectations for 2022 and beyond”.

Fraser said, “How many days has it been? 6,204? Haha, classic. Add another 365 while you’re there. But seriously, this is a good thing. Without that growing tally, how could I possibly remember the years of suffering, false hope, year-long bans, recruitment of Scott Camporeale, unprecedented doping regime, AFL conspiracies, and Michael Hartley wearing a short-sleeved jumper OVER his long-sleeved jumper. So, all these memes are actually a good thing. I need them in my life right now.”