AFL and COVID-19 | War of words erupts between David Koch and Mick Malthouse over games in China

Port Adelaide chairman David Koch has attacked former AFL coach Mick Malthouse for suggesting during the week that the league should no longer play games in China.

Koch said the opinion of the coaching games record holder on whether football should be played in China was irrelevant and accused him of being out of touch.

“Remember why we did China. China is aimed at making sure this club has the final resources to have a fully funded football program. The business running an AFL club is about having a whole different income streams not based on the results of the football club,” Koch told Fox Footy.

David Koch.Credit:screen grab

“Using football as a way to build a bridge with China has been very important … Mick Malthouse doesn’t know what he’s talking about. If it was up to Mick Malthouse, he’d bring back the White Australia policy in the ’50s.”


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