“Be consistent you green maggot” - The Umpire Strikes Back

Dixie Normous

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Footy fans have been put on notice after a Richmond cheer squad member was given a three-game ban for calling an umpire a “green maggot’’.
Tigers’ cheer squad chiefs have now sent a memo to members, warning of bans or other disciplinary action if they criticise umpires or players.


“We ask that cheer squad members refrain from making any derogatory comments towards anyone, be it on field or off,’’ the memo said.

“Doing so may result in disciplinary action being taken by the cheer squad, the club or the AFL.’’

The banned fan has claimed he was threatened with a 12- month ban for yelling: “Be consistent, you green maggot!’’

The cheer squad memo says the fan’s comment was found “offensive and bullying”.


Is this really bullying or just a cup of home truths being served to the umpires?

What's wrong with wanting consistency.......and maggots aren't filthy animals. They get a raw deal.
 

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Footy fans have been put on notice after a Richmond cheer squad member was given a three-game ban for calling an umpire a “green maggot’’.
Tigers’ cheer squad chiefs have now sent a memo to members, warning of bans or other disciplinary action if they criticise umpires or players.


“We ask that cheer squad members refrain from making any derogatory comments towards anyone, be it on field or off,’’ the memo said.

“Doing so may result in disciplinary action being taken by the cheer squad, the club or the AFL.’’

The banned fan has claimed he was threatened with a 12- month ban for yelling: “Be consistent, you green maggot!’’

The cheer squad memo says the fan’s comment was found “offensive and bullying”.

Is this really bullying or just a cup of home truths being served to the umpires?

What's wrong with wanting consistency.......and maggots aren't filthy animals. They get a raw deal.
Getting upset at insects must upset the AFL.
 

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jwikked

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The AFL is desperate to control every aspect of the game, including crowds. They're going to start policing the cheer squads, and hope they can push into the rest of the ground.

Not a surprise, but it's a real shame. They want to make the game as sterile as possible for sponsors and media deals. The fans come second.
 

rampar

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In other related news, Richmond players have been asked to respect the opposition and allow them first use of the ball to reflect a society of caring, sharing and tolerance
 
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