- Sep 4, 2016
- AFL Club
Nice to have confirmation that giving up black and white was part of the agreement that seen Port Adelaide gain an AFL licence. ie. Port Adelaide agreed to it and their AFL licence is contingent on it. If they didn't like that deal they shouldn't have signed up to it. Personally don't like PA wearing black and white in the AFL even for a one off or odd game, but 2 games for 2020 only is a hell of a lot better than what was pushed for. In terms of McGuire/Collingwood getting their way, it's clear from McLachlan's comments that Collingwood actually allowed these 2 games to happen despite having the legal right to block it completely.
Gillon McLachlan confirming an agreement had been reached with the two clubs for 2020.
“(It’s) part of the Port Adelaide licensing agreement, they were coming into the competition that had a club with black and white stripes, that was the agreement entered in to and brokered with Collingwood,” he explained