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Dustin Fletcher turns 40, the internet reacts

Dustin Fletcher turns 40, the internet reacts
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Written by Michael on 7th May 2015

With Essendon great Dustin Fletcher turning 40 today it didn’t take long for the tributes to start flowing. It’s a remarkable feat to still be playing at the highest level at age 40 and one that hasn’t been reached since the first World War.

In that time Fletcher has played alongside 165 other teammates including both Tim and Jobe Watson. He has also played against the greatest father son duo in Gary Ablett Snr and Jnr.

While there were plenty of people congratulating ‘Fletch’ there was quite a few facts to to mark the milestone.

And it wouldn’t be a notable Dustin Fletcher milestone without countless amounts of jokes, and you can bet this won’t be the end of them while the 397-gamer continues to line up for the Bombers.

Although Essendon won’t risk Fletcher this weekend it’s still a milestone worth celebrating so we wish Fletch a Happy Birthday!