Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday urged Demons fans to wait until an appropriate time to celebrate.
“It was a great win by the Melbourne Football Club last night … but on the point that they’re long-suffering, we’re all long-suffering,” Andrews said.
“So let’s not any of us do anything that makes this pandemic event longer, makes this lockdown longer.
“There’ll be a time to celebrate.”
Demons chief Gary Pert wrote to members in the lead-up to the grand final, committing to a season celebration with fans in Victoria when possible.
“For our Victorian supporters, please know that we are working hard behind the scenes to create opportunities for us to celebrate the 2021 season in-person, as soon as restrictions back home allow. We are working with the MCC on a function at the MCG, where we can come together and thank you for your support this year. Obviously, this will be dependant on restrictions but as soon as we can have a crowd, even if limited, we will ensure we can all come together,” Pert wrote.
“We are acutely aware of the challenges many people are facing in these difficult times. Right from the start of the year we have been conscious that the best thing we could do for our supporters right around the country was to consistently play an aggressive brand of footy that would put us back in finals contention.”
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