AFL presenter left mortified after disgusting sideline incident

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Sarah Jones, pictured here with bird poo on her jacket.
Sarah Jones wasn't too impressed with the seagulls at Marvel Stadium. Image: Instagram/Fox Footy

Seagulls wreaked havoc on Sunday during North Melbourne's clash with Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium.

And no one felt the pain more than Fox Footy sideline commentator Sarah Jones.

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The roof was left open at Marvel Stadium for the Sunday afternoon clash - and the seagulls took full advantage.

But Jones came off second best when one of the birds decided to relieve itself on her favourite jacket.

Jones was left mortified on the sideline when cameras crossed to her position, showing the disgusting new addition to her outfit.

“Yes, I have copped it from a seagull,” she said while laughing. 

“This is seagull poop on my favourite jacket.

“I think they’re enjoying the roof being open, obviously quite unusual at Marvel Stadium. It’s supposed to good luck, isn’t it?”

Jones also posted a photo on social media showing her looking very unimpressed.

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Western Bulldogs go top of AFL ladder

Aaron Naughton was substituted out with concussion as the Bulldogs climbed to the top of the ladder with a hard-fought 29-point win.

The Bulldogs' cleaner ball use and efficiency going forward was the difference in the 16.12 (108) to 11.13 (79) victory, with Jack Macrae and Tom Liberatore key to the result.

A third-straight win saw the Dogs leapfrog Melbourne - who were upset by GWS on Saturday - into top spot ahead of a meeting with red-hot Sydney in round 17.

But it came at a cost as key forward Naughton was taken out of a match at half-time for the second time in three weeks.

Naughton was searching for a big mark moments before the main break when he threw himself into a pack and landed heavily.

Seagulls, pictured here wreaking havoc on Marvel Stadium during the Western Bulldogs' clash with North Melbourne.
Seagulls wreaked havoc on Marvel Stadium during the Western Bulldogs' clash with North Melbourne. Image: Twitter/Getty

He lay almost motionless for about a minute before being helped to his feet and hobbling off the ground.

"Naughts has just come down and our guys called it early, so we knew that we needed to look after him," Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge said.

Emerging star Cody Weightman excited Bulldogs fans playing deep in attack and had a first quarter to remember.

The 20-year-old made use of the space afforded to him by Naughton and Josh Bruce to kick three of the Dogs' first four goals.

He finished with four as Mitch Wallis, who was a late inclusion for Ed Richards (ill), bobbed up with three in the final term.

Liberatore, Bruce and Bailey Dale kicked two goals each.

Macrae continued his streak of having at least 30 disposals in every game this season, gathering 31 and seven clearances.

"It was an important win for us but I think we just did enough," Beveridge said.

"The quality of our forward-50 entries was pretty good ... and we just put enough pressure on.

"North won all the key areas that we pride ourselves on - they won the clearances and their contested footy was very good - but the desire from our blokes is still there."

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