Tough old bugger

One of Australia's richest men fell head-first off the podium during a trophy presentation

Don’t laugh! He’s an 84-year-old man and could have been badly injured (but he wasn’t, so it’s grand).

MELBOURNE VICTORY WERE comfortable winners in this morning’s A-League final, beating Sydney FC 3 – 0 on home turf.

However, the trophy presentation was particularly painful for one Sydney resident, PFA chairman – and one of the richest men in Australia – Frank Lowy.

The shopping centre mogul was just planting a hand on the silverware before presenting it to Victory, when this happened.

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And if you’re as sadistic as the people who posted this clip to YouTube, you’ll want to watch it as often as they did – front ways, rewinding, freeze-framing – while losing their breath with the giggles.

Thankfully, Lowy’s leap left him mostly unscathed. After being tended to by paramedics the 84-year-old got up and completed the trophy presentation to the awaiting Victory players. He reportedly left the field unassisted and complained of just a sore shoulder.

Tough old bugger.

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