Essendon's Matt Dea looked to be warming up during the warm down after the Bombers' defeat against ladder leader Richmond on Saturday night.

It had been a hard night for the defender, who was exposed at times while attempting to curtail Richmond's reigning Brownlow Medallist Dustin Martin.

Dea appeared to be far more exposed on the stationary bike during the warm down.

Taking a relaxed posture while talking to a Bombers official, the 26-year-old defender was the victim of an awkwardly-coloured bike seat.

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Eagle-eyed viewers took to Reddit to share the unfortunate positioning of the bike seat between Dea's legs.

The loss to the Tigers saw the Bombers' final hopes dangling by a thread but Dea's inadvertent advertisement may do wonders for his social life in the off-season.