"I've got a handful of really close mates, and a couple of best mates at the footy club who I've been to war with over the last 11 years, so it has been emotional," Fletcher said after the match.
"I find it really fitting for me to go out this way. As an athlete and a natural competitor, you really want to go out with the guernsey on and going around in a cart probably doesn't sit that well.
"It's been a really tough year for me. I could have gone either way at the start of the year and just floated through, but I chose the hard road.
"The harder the road is the sweeter the victory is at the end, I suppose."