Port Adelaide ‘Jail Bar’ guernsey sparks fan frenzy

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Port Adelaide is lastly allowed to put on their ‘Jail Bar’ jumper and Energy followers positive are comfortable about it.

Final weekend, Port Adelaide and Collingwood introduced that they had come to an settlement for the Energy to put on their heritage guernsey within the Spherical 3 Showdown in opposition to the Adelaide Crows.

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It was a significant win for Port, who had lengthy been denied the prospect to put on the ‘Jail Bars’ due to Collingwood’s perception it seemed too just like the Magpies’ iconic black and white stripes.

It appears Port followers are thrilled by the event judging by the large queues to buy the guernseys this week.

A whole lot of Energy supporters queued up outdoors the membership’s Alberton headquarters in Adelaide to get their palms on a Jail Bar jersey.

Some even camped in a single day to ensure they didn’t miss out on the 1200 guernseys that went on sale on Friday morning.

Whereas Port Adelaide will solely put on the heritage strip as soon as this season, many followers are anticipated to don the jersey in any respect their video games.

The event comes after former Collingwood president Eddie McGuire took goal at Port Adelaide CEO Matthew Richardson, who just lately mentioned the membership would have the ability to promote a number of of its heritage jumpers now, earlier than saying: “This isn’t about cash.”

“Now I gained‘t say he’s mendacity, however I wouldn’t say he’s telling the reality,” McGuire mentioned.

McGuire, who stepped down as Collingwood boss in 2021, believes the choice to permit Port Adelaide to put on its heritage jumper will see the Energy put on the ‘Jail Bars’ extra typically.

For now the settlement is only for this season however Port Adelaide president David Koch is hopeful of constant “our optimistic discussions with Collingwood with reference to sporting our black-and-white Jail Bar guernsey once more subsequent yr and past”.

The announcement ended years of stalemate between Port and Collingwood, and McGuire and Koch.

Collingwood repeatedly pushed again on the Energy’s requests and referred to as for them to put on the heritage jumper with teal stripes as a compromise.

McGuire, who was Collingwood president earlier than stepping down in 2021, isn’t impressed together with his membership’s determination to “promote the (Magpies) jumper in that regard”.

Collingwood repeatedly pushed again on the Energy’s requests and referred to as for them to put on the heritage jumper with teal stripes as a compromise.

Talking on 3AW’s Eddie and Jimmy podcast, McGuire mentioned “the toothpaste is out of the tube”, arguing Port Adelaide will quickly by sporting the ‘Jail Bars’ jersey extra typically than yearly.

McGuire claimed the statements launched by Port Adelaide and Collingwood about their Spherical 2 conflict reveals new Magpies president Jeff Browne determined to successfully promote the rights for Port to put on the jersey in a monetary “transaction”.

“I believe the toothpaste is out of the tube they usually’ll be sporting it at their residence video games going ahead, each their Showdown sport and doubtless they’ll provide you with one other one,” McGuire mentioned.

“Good luck to them (Port Adelaide). I’d have thought black-and-teal was an excellent compromise.”

In a last dig, McGuire urged the Energy to “drop the Jail Bars reference”.

“I believe it‘s a extremely dangerous reference within the present way of life that we’re all in,” he mentioned.

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