Port chairman David Koch has returned serve to Eddie McGuire, declaring his prison bar guernsey complaints are “not based in fact”.The disagreement stems from Port Adelaide’s announcement that it will be wearing its historic guernsey in next weekend’s Showdown against the Crows – the relaunch of its 150th season.When asked about Port continuing to use the guernsey in future, the Pies president blew up, even threating to take the matter to court.McGuire labelled Koch “disingenuous” and went as far as declaring the Port boss “doesn’t have the guts” to tell his fans that the days of the prison bar guernsey are over in Adelaide.Now, Koch has shut down his Collingwood counterpart – insisting the two parties stick to the facts and let the AFL decide on the matter.“I love Eddie’s passion for his club and that’s great and that’s to be respected,” Koch told 7NEWS.com.au.“Some of his arguments though are not based in fact, he’s saying ‘there can only be one Magpies in the competition’.“Of course there can only be one Magpies, we’re not talking about Magpies or using a Magpie emblem like we do in our SANFL team, it’s just using the prison bar, so that’s fact number one.”The Sunrise co-host then dismissed McGuire’s claim that Collingwood had a history of giving permission for Port to use its iconic guernsey.Koch said the reasoning behind a 2007 agreement between Port Adelaide, Collingwood and the AFL over the Port guernsey is because Collingwood had been rejecting applications for its use.“Fact number two is the claim that whenever we wanted to use our prison bar, and requested to use it, he’s always agreed.“That isn’t the case, we were denied wearing our prison bar in heritage rounds in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and that was the reason for the 2007 agreement to use it.“Also that Collingwood allowed us to wear the prison bar in the 2014 elimination final at Adelaide Oval is also wrong, because even though it was our home final, the AFL told us Richmond didn’t have an away guernsey and wanted us to play in our away guernsey.“We refused and the compromise with the AFL was that we could wear our prison bar.“So let’s not rewrite history, let’s let the AFL decide and we think we’ve got a case to make.”Despite the Port chairman’s frustrations with McGuire’s recent comments, he insists there’s no historical issues between clubs or powerbrokers.“The two clubs – before the AFL basically if you barrack for Port Adelaide in the SANFL, you barrack for Collingwood in the VFL.“They were both black and white they were both Magpies.“Greg Phillips who was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame, played 380 games for Port Adelaide and 80 for Collingwood in the VFL.“So there’s been a closeness with the two clubs, it’s our 150th anniversary this year as a club, Port Adelaide.“We’re one of the oldest clubs in the competition, we’re a foundation club in the SANFL and the prison bar guernsey represents our history, and for us, for our people, it’s the people’s guernsey and we think we have a right to wear it every year.”Koch then doubled down on his intentions to use the historic guernsey well into the future, with a statement that is sure to ruffle more Collingwood feathers.“We’ll be applying to the AFL to use the prison bar next year in a Showdown and hopefully for Showdowns forever more,” Koch told 7NEWS.com.au.“We have an agreement with the AFL that gives us the right to wear prison bars during heritage rounds, so at least once a year.“The problem was Heritage Rounds were abandoned in 2008, so we think Showdowns under that agreement for South Australian football has real heritage significance, it’s a Showdown that brings the state together, it’s just in South Australia and we should be allowed to wear the prison bar.The Port chairman is unhappy with McGuire’s resistance to Port’s use of the prison bar guernsey.Port wear the iconic guernsey during the 2014 Elimination Final match against the Richmond Tigers.AFL gun Cam McCarthy speaks after collapsing at trainingEddie McGuire was upset with Eddie’s guernsey plans.Legendary coach says he can't rebuilt club in 'compromised' AFL
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