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Collingwood should refuse to play for the Richard Pratt Cup

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We, the undersigned, call for the Collingwood Football Club to refuse to play for the perpetual Richard Pratt Cup against the Carlton Football Club on the grounds that Richard Pratt was personally implicated in the formation of the biggest anti-competitive cartel in Australia's history. It was proved to be a matter of fact that this cartel effectively stole from every man, woman and child in Australia. Despite the fact that the ruling elite in Australia seem to be determined to beatify Richard Pratt on account of his philanthropy we believe that the Collingwood Football Club should have no part in this campaign and should therefore refuse to compete for the cup named in Pratt's honour. Alternately, Carlton might like to award the Richard Pratt medal to their best player on the ground in each match, and in doing so, achieve their stated aim of raising awareness of prostate cancer.


We, the undersigned, find it offensive and inappropriate for Collingwood to agree to play for this Pratt Cup. We also consider it inappropriate for Collingwood to accept this Pratt Cup when defeating Carlton, having it reside within our headquarters and participating in the promotion of this Pratt Cup and the celebration of Richard Pratt - for example, the Collingwood captain participating in photographic promotions of the inaugural Pratt Cup in 2009.

Richard Pratt was associated with the Carlton Football Club, and was in no way associated with, nor provided any service to, the Collingwood Football Club. To agree to the winner of a match between club A and B receiving a cup named in honour of club B's president is without precedent, and slap in the face of the great history of the Collingwood Football Club.

We, the undersigned, call on the Collingwood Football Club board to rescind its agreement to play for this cup, remove this cup from our headquarters and play no further part in it.


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