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Fashion disaster!

As 1700 more Australian troops were sent to Vietnam leading footballer Ron Barassi headed the Australian Football Team named 'The Galahs' to play in Ireland.

There was much protest from the Returned and Services League (RSL) when it was suggested that the footballers wear the traditional Australian slouch hat as part of their uniform.