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Fremantle Dockers fans throw their support behind the club’s retro round for clash with Melbourne Demons

Fremantle fans are throwing it back to the ‘90s for their massive Friday night clash with Melbourne at Optus Stadium, flooding the ground with purple, green, red and white.

The Dockers are wearing a throwback jumper for the crucial top-eight clash, inspired by the polarising 3D anchor jersey they wore in away games between 1998 and 2001.

The club re-released a range of vintage merchandise which sold out in just hours last week and his been well embraced by fans, while others came to the game wearing the real thing.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 29: Fremantle fans show off their Retro gear during the 2022 AFL Round 20 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Melbourne Demons at Optus Stadium on July 29, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
Camera IconThe old and the new. Credit: Daniel Carson/AFL Photos/AFL Photos via Getty Images
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 29: Fremantle fans show off their Retro gear during the 2022 AFL Round 20 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Melbourne Demons at Optus Stadium on July 29, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
Camera IconPERTH, AUSTRALIA – JULY 29: Fremantle fans show off their Retro gear during the 2022 AFL Round 20 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Melbourne Demons at Optus Stadium on July 29, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images) Credit: Daniel Carson/AFL Photos/AFL Photos via Getty Images
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 29: Fremantle fans show off their Retro gear during the 2022 AFL Round 20 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Melbourne Demons at Optus Stadium on July 29, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
Camera IconPERTH, AUSTRALIA – JULY 29: Fremantle fans show off their Retro gear during the 2022 AFL Round 20 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Melbourne Demons at Optus Stadium on July 29, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images) Credit: Daniel Carson/AFL Photos/AFL Photos via Getty Images
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 29: Fremantle fans show off their Retro gear during the 2022 AFL Round 20 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Melbourne Demons at Optus Stadium on July 29, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
Camera IconPERTH, AUSTRALIA – JULY 29: Fremantle fans show off their Retro gear during the 2022 AFL Round 20 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Melbourne Demons at Optus Stadium on July 29, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images) Credit: Daniel Carson/AFL Photos/AFL Photos via Getty Images

The Dockers switched to the purple and white chevrons from their traditional anchor design at the start of the 2011 season — the first year of Ross Lyon’s tenure.

It appears as if the area will escape without any major downpours tonight, which could help the crowd push upwards of 50,000 for the prime-time clash.

Fremantle will face an uphill battle to make the top four and earn a double chance if they were to lose tonight, while Melbourne’s recent record would fall to four wins in nine games if they lost to the Dockers for the second time this season.

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