AFL icon Rex Hunt lights up internet with epic Maccas cameo

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Pictured here, Rex Hunt belts out a famous AFL call at a McDonalds restaurant.
Rex Hunt wowed patrons in Maccas with a brilliant recreation of a famous AFL call. Pic: Geelong Cats

Iconic AFL commentator Rex Hunt has provided fans with a stunning reminder of his talents during an incredible moment at a fast food store.

Hunt is renowned for some of the most memorable catch phrases in Aussie sport and the 72-year-old has shown that he hasn't lost any of his sparkle.

Put on the spot by footy fans inside a McDonalds restaurant, Hunt decided to recreate one of his legendary calls.

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Harking back to the days of the mighty Geelong side that included the likes of Gary Ablett Sr, Mark Bairstow and Billy Brownless (among others), Hunt didn't have to wait for a second invitation to give fans a serving of his old magic.

Filmed on a punter's smart phone inside the packed Maccas, Hunt bellows out a brilliant recreation of one of his classic catch cries.

“Spills over to Bairstow, Bairstow onto Brownless — here comes YYYYYYYYAABBLEEETTT!” Hunt roars as he raises a hand off his walking stick and pumps a fist in the air.

A huge roar went up from the Maccas crowd, with the Geelong Cats later uploading the clip to their social media account.

The footage quickly went viral as fans tipped their hats off to the broadcast legend.

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Dangerfield closing in on Cats return

Ablett's old side Geelong sit third on the ladder after six wins from their nine games.

However, the Cats look set to be boosted by the return of superstar Patrick Dangerfield, who's on track for a round-13 AFL clash with Port Adelaide.

The 2016 Brownlow medallist has been missing since round-five as he deals with the most serious injury of his glittering 271-game career.

After missing three games through suspension from rounds two to four, Dangerfield suffered a syndesmosis ankle injury against North Melbourne in April that required surgery.

The 31-year-old is itching to return, having been restricted to just two games this season, but Geelong are likely to take a cautious approach with him as they aim to be firing come finals time.

Dangerfield said a realistic comeback game was against the Power at Adelaide Oval on June 10, directly after Geelong's bye.

Seen here, Patrick Dangerfield in action for Geelong in the AFL.
Patrick Dangerfield is likely to return for Geelong against Port Adelaide in round 13. Pic: Getty

"I'd love to play before the bye, but I don't know how realistic that is," he said at GMHBA Stadium on Monday.

"Given the context of the season and where we're at there's also an element of being smart in how we play it out.

"I'd certainly be hopeful of playing immediately after that (the bye) if not before, but I doubt it.

"Everything's going really well at the moment ... trying to push the physios as much as I can and I'm back running this week."

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