More than 100,000 footy fans donned their team colours to cheer on their favourite players at today’s AFL Grand Final Parade. Marching bands paraded their way down to the MCG to a festival of live music, food, and activities.
The parade began at Melbourne’s Spring Street, ending up outside the MCG where thousands of fans greeted coaches and captains.
Richmond captain Trent Cotchin spoke on stage in front of fans. He said the one thing the Tigers have over the Giants is the Tiger army. “There was some times during the year when we were challenged, and they continue to show up and that’s why we love them,” Cotchin said.
Giants captain Phil Davis said he was a bit embarrassed with all the attention over whether he was fit to perform for the final, and said he “will play” in tomorrow’s game. Davis was injured in the preliminary final against Collingwood.