This dad is very lucky we have some awesome technology these days!

Adelaide Crows AFL football star Eddie Betts had to watch the early birth of his twin girls on FaceTime in a Melbourne hotel lobby.

The 31 year old, father of four, received an unexpected call from his wife, Anna Scullie, at 9am to say her waters had broken.

But, the twins were not due until the end of the month.

Doctor’s told him he would not have time to make the flight back.

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He watched the birth of his twins on FaceTime about 10am.

“If you haven’t heard yet boys, Anna’s waters have broken,” he told his teammates in a video posted on Twitter.

“It broke and she wanted me to fly back but it happened so quick – 30 minutes.

He even apologised to a fan for being rude and not stopping to take a selfie!

“So I was on FaceTime in the lobby. I actually had someone come and ask for a photo and I was like ‘stop’, I feel so bad for being rude”.

“I have two beautiful, lovely girls.”

Congratulations to them all x

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  • wow what a story. Isnt it awesome that we have this technology and are able to do these things?


  • Congratulations to them both on the birth of their twins. Also a big high five to Eddie for apologising to the fan. Not many people would have done that.


  • Congratulations to their family, thanks for sharing.


  • All I can say is thank God for technology. Shame Eddie couldn’t go somewhere more private to watch the birth, but I guess he was right in the middle of it! Congratulations to them all.


  • I too am always amazed by technology. Congrats to the family.


  • Twins, how exciting ! Glad all went well. Congrats to this couple !!


  • Obviously had he got on a plane straight away he wouldn’t have got home in time anyway.Twins often come early or intervention is used to avoid damage to Mum and the babies.


  • What a shame he couldn’t be there. Not something that could be helped though, glad it all went well and we was still able to be there in some way


  • Not quite the perfect outcome, but better than it could have been – congrats to all!


  • I hope his wife had lots of support with her. I think the fan will probably understand why they got shut down.


  • Congratulations, so lucky for the technology to help him be there while no able to attend!


  • How sad to miss such a special moment. It is great that he was able to be there in some sense, though.


  • That would be hard not being there physically for the birth but at least he still was able to watch through FaceTime. Got to give him some respect for apologising to the fan as well. I’m sure they will understand


  • Amazing indeed that he could watch the birth from far away. I’m sure both he and his wife missed not being together at that special time, but at least virtually he was there. Congrats!!


  • How great is it that he has acknowledged being rude to a fan. I hope the fan understands what happened.
    Congratulations to them!!!


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