For the first time in 124 years, the AFL Grand Final will be held in Perth after the Victorian government conceded it would be impossible for the MCG to host a crowd amid the state’s coronavirus outbreak.
Premier Mark McGowan joined The Bunch on Wednesday and, we’re not sure if it was the long mac topped up or what… but he was buzzing.
“I have never been to an AFL grand final, I’ve never been to a rugby league grand final – I’ve been to a WAFL grand final but never the AFL,” he gushed.
McGowan took a sec before continuing: “I’ve never been to a Melbourne Cup so this’ll be the first really big one.”
The man is hyped.
Lisa was keen to get into the nuts and bolts about how the AFL got over the line with the WA Government.
McGowan said the stipulations were pretty simple:
“Don’t bring anyone in from NSW, don’t bring wives and girlfriends and only bring the people they need to and we don’t give you money,” he listed.
“And they said yes.”
OK, so, that’s all well and good but we wanted to know what everyone wants to know: while the game is being held on a long weekend in WA… are we getting a public holiday on top of that?
I mean, it’s only fair, right?
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