AFL great Dermott Brereton pauses a TV interview to rescue a rat 

'Come on, get into the shade fella!' AFL great Dermott Brereton bizarrely pauses a TV interview to rescue a rat

By Kristy Johnson For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 06:49 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 07:00 GMT, 1 March 2019

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He's the AFL legend who is known for his laid-back persona.

And during a 9News interview on Friday, Dermott Brereton bizarrely took time out from an interview to rescue a rat.

Dressed casually and opting to go barefoot, the 54-year-old walked across a Melbourne field, urging the rodent to 'get into the shade'.

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'Come on, get into the shade fella!' AFL great Dermott Brereton, 54, (pictured) bizarrely paused a TV interview in Melbourne on Friday, to rescue a rat

'Come on, get into the shade fella!' AFL great Dermott Brereton, 54, (pictured) bizarrely paused a TV interview in Melbourne on Friday, to rescue a rat

Dermott dressed down for the media interview in a brown polo shirt and blue and white striped board shorts.

He opted to go sans shoes, and his signature blonde locks were unkempt.

During the 9News interview that took place on an open field in Melbourne, Dermott stopped the taping to rescue a rat.

The interviewer, who was dressed in a suit and tie, was seen following the retired

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