The push for WA to potentially host this season’s AFL grand final gathered momentum this week amid Victoria’s struggles to keep COVID-19 under control.
It sparked plenty of local support, with The West’s readers urged to get behind the cause and sign our petition to bring the decider to Optus Stadium.
But Seven caller Brian Taylor has poured cold water on the idea in a strongly-worded argument ahead of tonight’s Friday night footy broadcast.
WATCH BT’S ARGUMENT IN THE PLAYER ABOVE
Taylor told colleague Tom Browne the prospect of the grand final being played outside Melbourne was a “beat-up of absolutely nothing”.
“I’m not sure if you’re aware of the $500 million deal that’s been done with the (Victorian) government for the MCG and the grand final to be there until I think 2057 or something,” he said.
“You’re kidding. Why are you wasting your breath, Tom? Why are you wasting your breath telling me and the people out there watching that it could be in Perth? That it could be in Adelaide?
“And I’m not being parochial, because I’m a West Australian.
“It will never be there.”
Taylor told Browne he was “getting in front of (him)self”.
“This is why the AFL are just announcing the fixture two weeks at a time because that’s the only certainty we have in the game at the moment,” he said.