A mate’s brother had a corporate box at Leederville Oval and one of the rules was that it had to be occupied for every East Perth home game. Mate’s brother raced jetboats and was in NZ for a race that weekend and had requested mate find other mates to fill the seats while he was away. Cut a long story short, after being force fed multiple wines and beers, the box got a little rowdy. The corporate boxes are located to the rear of the members section. A former player (can’t recall his name) and his young adult daughter were seated just in front of the box. Nearby was an older lady shaking a collection tin, raising money for junior football. In a scene reminiscent of Jake Blues offering to purchase the daughter of the family at an adjacent table, mate X, leaned over the railing and suggested to the father of the young lady that his daughter was perfectly suited to raising money through charity collection and that if she were to “shake her cans” he would certainly donate. He was incandescent with rage but words couldn’t come out of his mouth. Mate X then said, “c’mon luv, do it for the kids”. Bloke went mental but fortunately this happened just before half time and the siren combined with several “sorry mate” the situation was defused. More things happened below during the Presidents speech during lunch which resulted in mate X being grabbed around the neck by East Perth legend John Wynne, Michael Gardiner getting a phone call during the West Coast warm up at the MCG and some cheese wheels being taken from the Re Store without being payed for. More about those another day.