Class Act Tom Lynch & Archer Merritt

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Tygrys

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I thought this might deserve a thread of it's own. Like most people when I saw the vision of Tom Lynch talking to the Port supporter kid sobbing I thought he was hearbroken that his team had lost and Lynch was trying to console him. As it turns out he was upset about how large sections of the crowd had treated Lynch. Anyhow it was a pretty special moment and Archer and his dad are class acts. Don't have much more to say about it except when our dynasty is done I hope their team gives them something to smile about.

 
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Saw this and was really impressed. Hope both clubs and the even the AFL recognise the kid and his dad. Even fly them to the GF.
Even port do something for them
We always see clubs punish fans when they do the wrong thing
Would be great if they could give them a vip day at the club next year or something along those lines
 

Bird Man

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An investigation has to be done as to who threw the liquid at Lynch. I'm sure it was just beer but given the current climate surely a security guard saw it and they have stadium security cameras to give this clown a lifetime ban.
 

Aramis

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An investigation has to be done as to who threw the liquid at Lynch. I'm sure it was just beer but given the current climate surely a security guard saw it and they have stadium security cameras to give this clown a lifetime ban.
Agreed. It crossed a line. Life ban is a bit intense but a significant fine and some time away would be fitting.
 

muzhogg

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An investigation has to be done as to who threw the liquid at Lynch. I'm sure it was just beer but given the current climate surely a security guard saw it and they have stadium security cameras to give this clown a lifetime ban.
Tom Browne reckons the cops got onto him and escorted him out of the ground.

Seems a bit of an empty gesture -- evicting somebody half an hour after the game has ended -- so don't think that in itself sends a message.

Dunno what other sanctions the nuffer might be facing but deserves more than just being walked to the door of an empty stadium.
 

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hooray for some good press and some decent moral values on display

that video was put on twitter

the the vile nasty stuff that was tweeted straight after it is a blight on our society

most wouldn't have the balls to do it/say it to his face

and the person who threw the drink is a nice piece of works

The media witch hunt of Lynch has played some part in this , of that I'm 200% sure

the hate that is coming out of seemingly all quarters is quite rediculous

we are supposedly the dirtiest team in the history of the game



we are a long way from the "unsocialable " football the Hawks played in recent times , let alone anything else

and clubs are a long way from the footy of the 60's & 70's
the reactions of so many footy fans could be justified if these were the sort of thing done

take the Windy Hill brawl

Mal Brown V Carlton

Don Scott, Carl Dietrich , Leigh Matthews and even Mr Football Ted Whitten

we dont want the top players in our game exiting early because f wit supporters
 

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Tom Browne reckons the cops got onto him and escorted him out of the ground.

Seems a bit of an empty gesture -- evicting somebody half an hour after the game has ended -- so don't think that in itself sends a message.

Dunno what other sanctions the nuffer might be facing but deserves more than just being walked to the door of an empty stadium.
Will be given life membership by pooort
 

Tiger22

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Just think about the kid's dad and his process of thought. His kid is upset at what Port fans are doing. He gestures to his son to go over to Lynch (the kid seemed to be surrounded by Tiger fans) and apologies to him on behalf of Port Adelaide. The kid who is upset to tears does so.

That dad should be made Premier of South Australia.

If we could Richmond fans and the team should pay for the dad and kid to fly to Brisbane to watch the Grand Final.
 

Bird Man

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Tom Browne reckons the cops got onto him and escorted him out of the ground.

Seems a bit of an empty gesture -- evicting somebody half an hour after the game has ended -- so don't think that in itself sends a message.

Dunno what other sanctions the nuffer might be facing but deserves more than just being walked to the door of an empty stadium.
Wish the club would ask for a please explain if his details were taken down. Covid with a beverage wouldn't be far from spitting on the player.
 

Bird Man

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the Gronk who did it lost his membership for two years. But he will still go to games and be a flop of a human being.
 

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