Malthouse Defends Stance on China Football Matches After David Koch Calls Him Dinosaur

Port Adelaide Power football club chairman and television host David Koch has criticised legendary premiership-winning coach Mick Malthouse for calling on the Australian Football League (AFL) to stop playing its annual matches in China in light of the pandemic.

Koch, who recently said discussions were needed about the future of the China-based fixtures amid the pandemic, took offense and told Fox Footy Live that Malthouse had “zero relevance in any of this.”

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“With comments like that, if it was up to Mick Malthouse hed bring back the white Australia policy in the 50s,” he added. “In this regard, hes a bit of a dinosaur.”

The “White Australia policy” was a long-running policy that aimed to restrict non-white migrants to Australia, and allowed the deportation of migrants deemed “undesirable.”

Malthouse said he was “very disappointed” by Koch but said the comments were “water off a ducks back.”

“Ive never raised an issue with the Chinese people but I have a fundamental problem with people from the 30s in Europe (which was the other extreme) and the people in China who do not allow freedom of press, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and quite frankly hide everything that goes bad. Which we are seeing now,” Malthouse told ABC radios Grandstand on May 9.

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