05/06/2017 12:02 PM AEST | Updated 05/06/2017 12:03 PM AEST

This Footage Of Cruelty To Harmless Pretzels Made Everyone Very Upset

The inevitable Seinfeld memes came fast.

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The pretzels are reported to be all twisted up inside.

Brendon Goddard played the 300th game of his decorated AFL career on the weekend. For the record, his Essendon Bombers lost to the GWS Giants. Also of note, the Giants now lead the AFL ladder outright for the first time ever in their history.

But the main talking point from the game concerns neither scores nor ladder positions. In an unexpected twist (of chewy salty dough), the chatter is all about pretzels.

Yes pretzels, a bowl of which Goddard swiped to the floor as he entered the dressing rooms in disgruntlement at half time on the way to a 18.19.117 to 15.11.101 defeat. The disturbing footage is below. WARNING: CONTAINS CRUELTY TO SALTY SNACKS.

Only one thing was going to happen in the aftermath of all this. Actually, two things were always going to happen.

The first is that Goddard would apologise for letting down his club, his family, the game, his supporters, and the integrity of salty snacks everywhere. This duly happened. AFL players know the rules.

The next thing that was always going to happen was Seinfield memes! (If you don't know, the line "these pretzels are making me thirsty!" was a central joke in episode 28 of Seinfeld.)

So that's the not-terribly-important but nonetheless much talked-about thing that happened in the footy on the weekend. It wasn't the first time that Goddard has gotten a bit, er, salty, at half-time either -- a fact few fans missed.