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For a dead rubber with no fans, Richmond's first AFL draw with Hawthorn was one hell of an occasion.
Everyone involved will never forget how Richmond and Hawthorn sent off their greats on Saturday, even if it was the result that no-one wanted.
A stunning five-goal burst from the Tigers in the last six minutes, including two from Jack Riewoldt inside the last 60 seconds, meant the two clubs were locked on 12.11 (83) at the final siren.
The result was strangely fitting, given the bizarre setting of no crowd at the MCG because of Melbourne's lockdown.
And the unusual events continued after the final siren, with outgoing Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson dropping in on the media conference of his great friend and Tigers counterpart Damien Hardwick.
"He's crashed my press conference again ... unbelievable," Hardwick joked.
"Shove over," was Clarkson's response.
Four years ago, Clarkson also barged into Hardwick's presser after the Tigers' drought-breaking premiership.
There was similar camaraderie immediately after the final siren, as Riewoldt hugged retiring Hawthorn great Shaun Burgoyne.
Riewoldt tied the scores in the last five seconds when he soccered through his goal, with Burgoyne's desperate lunge at the ball a couple of centimetres too late.
"I sort-of wished you'd touched it," Riewoldt told Burgoyne with a smile.
The Tigers and Hawks said goodbye to a combined 14 premierships on Saturday, with Burgoyne closing out his 407-game career that featured one flag at Port Adelaide and three at Hawthorn.
Clarkson, a four-time premiership coach, now hands over to Sam Mitchell and now - probably - will have a year off.
First, Collingwood and most likely Carlton will make sure that Clarkson is in no mood to coach next season.
It was also the last game for Richmond's three-time premiership defender David Astbury, who was among their best with 20 possessions.
Watching the barnstorming finish from the players' race was fellow Tigers defender Bachar Houli, another key player in Richmond's three flag wins.
Astbury choked up as he stood next to Houli in their post-game interview, saying "I really love him, so it's been a helluva ride with him."
In his post-game interview on the ground with Clarkson, Burgoyne said he apologised to his teammates for not touching Riewoldt's goal.
Hawks great Jason Dunstall immediately pointed out that Burgoyne, of all people, had no need to say sorry.
The game looked over when the Hawks went 31 points up late in the last quarter.
Hardwick certainly seemed to concede, putting down his headphones.
"I went to the toilet, to be fair - I needed a tinkle," he explained.
Hawthorn utility Chad Wingard was best afield and Richmond's Shai Bolton capped his fine season with another eye-catching performance.
Riewoldt, teammate Tom Lynch and young Hawks forward Tyler Brockman kicked three goals apiece.
Hawks key forward Jacob Koschitzke ended the game on the bench with his arm in a sling after a collision during the third term.