Former Brownlow medalist and Hawthorn Champion Shane Crawford has revealed a strange offer he received from Port Adelaide at the beginning of his career.
Crawford recalled Port Adelaide offering him not only a luxurious contract and the clubs inaugural captaincy but also a share in McDonalds.
“I got offered to go to Port Adelaide… I was probably only three years in,” Crawford said.
“Port Adelaide were just starting. They said, ‘You’ll be the captain of Port Adelaide’. They said, ‘We will give you a five-year contract, we’re going to give you a share in McDonald’s’."
“They offered $800,000 a year and back then that was good money, compared with what I was getting at Hawthorn, would have been $300,000 or something, plus leadership, plus McDonald’s franchise."