Australian soccer's persecution complex is very much reflected in that behaviour. I don't think football is being persecuted at all. That's a bizarre contortion
And, once again I point this out, I am on a football forum criticising behaviour of Australian soccer on a cross-code thread in response to a moderator linking an article here. I'm not sure if that makes me "hypersensitive" but if it does what words are left for soccer fans coming on to a football forum taking offence to anything that might resemble criticism of soccer?
In summary, Australian soccer lowering its colors again with bad faith behaviour, feeding the beast which is world sports biggest persecution complex