30 Jun 2014

Magpies angry at AFL over scheduling

8:17 am on 30 June 2014

The Collingwood Aussie Rules president Eddie McGuire is upset over the low attendance at Sunday night's MCG game and says he'll demand compensation from the AFL.

The round 15 clash which was Collingwood's home game against arch-rivals Carlton drew a crowd of 40,936.

It was the lowest attendance figure for a match between the two sides at the MCG since 1921.

Sixth-placed Collingwood won Sunday night's game by 15 points to hand the Blues their fifth consecutive loss.

But that was little consolation for McGuire.

McGuire said he would be on the phone at 9.01am today.

"What we'll do is take the money out of the AFL executive's bonuses, those who did it, and send it to the Westpac Centre because at nine o'clock and one second tomorrow, I'm going to be on the phone saying compensation," McGuire told afl.com.au.

"You want to be entrepreneurs, you carry the downside."

An AFL spokesman Patrick Keane says the league had hoped for a crowd of 50,000.