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Legacy of Ron Barassi being ‘considered’, says AFL chief Gill McLachlan

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan says Ron Barassi’s legacy is being “considered” by the league as it searches for the best way to honour the giant of Australian football that could include naming the premiership cup after him.

Barassi, a legendary player and coach who won 10 premierships, died on Saturday at the age of 87, prompting a flood of tributes from the football community and immediate calls to add his name to the AFL’s premiership cup.

McLachlan suggested it would be a lengthy process of consultation before Barassi could be honoured in this manner but did not rule out renaming the cup.

The outgoing league boss said his personal opinion was that Barassi should be immortalised in the same fashion as Norm Smith and Jock McHale, who have grand final day awards named in their honour.

“The management team discussed Ron Barassi this morning … it’s hard to imagine a…

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