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The family of Collingwood legend Lou Richards has been offered a state funeral after the 94-year-old passed away yesterday.
Premier Daniel Andrews said Richards made a ‘huge contribution to the life of our state’, and that it would be up to the family to decide whether they would take up the Government’s offer.
Fans have adorned Richards’ statue outside the Collingwood Football Club with floral tributes to pay their respects.
On the field, Richards played 250 games, kicked 423 goals and captained the Magpies to a premiership in 1953. Away from AFL, he was a popular presenter on the World of Sport and The Sunday Footy Show in a media career that spanned five decades.
The Richards family are yet to respond to the state funeral offer.