Melbourne youngster Jayden Hunt has had his colourful headband deemed against the rules by the AFL, but Hunt is keen on fighting the charge.
The 22-year-old wore a red, blue and white headband at training during the week, and was going to wear it on Monday night for his side’s clash with Richmond on ANZAC Day Eve.
However, after learning of Hunt’s plans, the AFL have stopped Hunt from wearing it, saying headbands all need to be just one colour.
Hunt wasn’t happy with the decision, saying he wanted to “bring a bit of flair back to the game like it used to have”.
“I got in contact with a machinist who makes these kind of things. All they had to do was find a bit of red and blue material and put elastic through it,” Hunt said.
“The thicker band also holds my hair in place a lot better than the thin ones.”
AFL spokesperson Patrick Keane confirmed the league’s ruling on Saturday, saying players are only allowed to wear headbands, that are one colour, dark and unobtrusive.