In fairness, he also states that the showdown should have been a Friday night match this season. I actually don't mind the idea and would test the view Victoria is the sporting capital of the world plus an extra game at the MCG wouldn't do any harm.
Not a good idea, but I like the sentiment behind it, ie it is a great game and a great rivalry so the Victorians should be able to see it.
I would be happy to play Port at the MCG on grand final day though
It feels a little insulting to me. The Adelaide v Port Adelaide rivalries is one of the best in the AFL, and our reward for putting on a great show is to have it shipped over to Melbourne so they can enjoy it? The suggestion could only be made worse if he'd called it a "privilege".
I doubt if he'd suggested Collingwood and Richmond play a game at Adelaide Oval the reaction would be positive in their home state.