Sport AFL Another AFL first: No grog allowed at China game

Another AFL first: No grog allowed at China game

The Gold Coast Suns limber up in preparation for tomorrow's big game in Shanghai. Photo AAP / Tracey Nearmy
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Shanghai will host the Gold Coast-Port Adelaide AFL game with no beer.

There will be an alcohol ban for general admission fans at Jiangwan Stadium during Sunday’s historic match between the Suns and Port.

While alcohol would be served in the corporate suites, AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan said the Chinese had instituted the booze ban.

“We have to respect the local culture and the local authorities,” he said.
“It’s a decision that’s been made.

“It’s been communicated to all of the travelling supporters and I think everyone understands we’re in someone else’s country.

“They make the rules and I’m sure, for three hours, that water will be just fine.”

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