Jumper clash fails

dogs105

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Tonight, game 1 of the season. After Richmond wore a clash strip against Adelaide in the GF.

Richmond (black) vs Carlton (navy blue which might as well be black).

AFL: no clash.
But the school shorts they're wearing...
 

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Tulip

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I don't really see it tonight, to be honest. And I usually struggle. There's enough white on Carlton's jumper to nullify the navy.
 

Bunk Moreland

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I’m surprised Richmond didn’t wear their own clash strip anyway given the GF

Regardless, what did you expect? Carlton are a protected species when it comes to jumper clashes, much like Essendon + Collingwood and Hawthorn to a lesser extent
Essendon got told they need a clash jumper because matches need to be “dark versus light”.

We’re not required to wear it against Carlton. Work that out.
 

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A place to post, discuss and celebrate examples of the AFL’s mystifying inability to get this most simple of concepts right.

Tonight, game 1 of the season. After Richmond wore a clash strip against Adelaide in the GF.

Richmond (black) vs Carlton (navy blue which might as well be black).

AFL: no clash.
and the umps dumb enough to wear yellow
 

JayJ20

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I’m going to take a really simple approach and base it on the main colour of the jumper.

Black vs navy blue. It’s a clash.
Essendon and Carlton don't wear a clash jumper against each other either. The shorts are more than enough to differentiate Ess/Rich vs Carlton.

I think Collingwood probably clashes with Carlton more than Essendon and Richmond do and they don't wear a clash jumper
 

Bunk Moreland

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Essendon and Carlton don't wear a clash jumper against each other either. The shorts are more than enough to differentiate Ess/Rich vs Carlton.

I think Collingwood probably clashes with Carlton more than Essendon and Richmond do and they don't wear a clash jumper
Yes, they’re all wrong.

Coll, Ess, Rich and Carl all clash. They’re all black (Carlton are effectively black) with white numbers. All should wear clash strips against each other.
 

JayJ20

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Yes, they’re all wrong.

Coll, Ess, Rich and Carl all clash. They’re all black (Carlton are effectively black) with white numbers. All should wear clash strips against each other.
I'd say only probably Ess/Rich and Coll/Carl clash. I think the less clash jumpers, the better.

The one that I'm bewildered at is Richmond needing to wear a clash jumper against Adelaide, but Essendon not requiring to do so.

And for some reason the AFL decided that this year, we clash against West Coast and not Port Adelaide even though we always wear a clash jumper against Port and never against West Coast
 

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