A jumper clash on Sunday's ANZAC Day match between Collingwood and Essendon has created a stir among fans and pundits.

And it even caused Magpies coach Nathan Buckley to ask his players at halftime if it caused any confusion on the ground.

Concerns were raised immediately last week when Collingwood's guernsey was released, with both clubs donning predominately all black kits.

In a contest where the Pies were sloppy with their disposal, Buckley admitted post-match he quizzed his troops about the jumper mismatch at the main break.

“I actually asked the boys at halftime, is there anything in the guernseys?” Buckley told reporters.

“Are we not picking our players out who were 35-40 metres away, because it looked like we were not picking them. But that was not an issue.”

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Melbourne great Garry Lyon went so far to call the jumper clash "amateurish".

“You’ve got the biggest home and away game of the year, and you’ve put two teams out there in black jumpers,” he said on Fox Footy. 

“It is dumb. It makes us look amateurish, that’s the bottom line. How it happens is beyond me.”

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The Bombers ran away 24-point victors on the night behind a massive performance from Anzac medallist Darcy Parish, who racked up 42 disposals and booted two goals.

It was Essendon's second win of the season to stay in striking distance of the top eight, while Collingwood slumped to 1-5 to sit second last on the ladder.

The MCG hosted 78,113 fans, marking the biggest crowd at a sporting event anywhere in the world since the COVID-19 pandemic began.