Norm Smith Medallist
- Apr 20, 2011
- AFL Club
This is really the crux of the matter. Fans always perceive commentators as biased against their side because of the tribalistic prism through which they consume the commentary.The problem comes from people expecting the commentary team to be even handed and consistently commentate from both teams perspectives. It's a losing game, because even when they are even they seem biased if your'e invested in one of the sides.
Commentators literally cannot win.