This.Say what you want when he is on the field umpiring, that's fair but when you make it personal by directly abusing him then it completely fair grounds to by evicted. Everyone is just ****ting themselves now because the umpires are actually hitting back for once. Not a single workplace in Australia tolerates this kind of abuse.
Funny that.Seems like this Collingwood bloke doesn't want to talk to the media any more now they've found out he has form.
Not a truer word spoken on this forum in a long time.I think Gil is forgetting that footy is more than a game.
Its theatre too. The tribalism. The barracking. The booing. Its akin to a pantomime. Theres three teams out there. Yours, theirs and the umps.
Now, nobody condones threats of violence, or racist epithets or vile descriptors but harmless gibes have to be permitted.
Where do you draw the line? Is "you idiot" a term worthy of being ejected from the footy?
A common sense approach has to be applied. If the language is of a vile or violent nature then sure, throw em out. AFL once asked umpires to make all sorts of judgement calls on iffy decisions because they empowered them with the ability to size things up and make a decision based on the circumstances presented in front of them. Now we have rules which are ridiculously trying to be concise and cover all angles which are clearly backfiring cos they offer no leeway and they have taken the ability to be judicious away from the umps. Causing further crowd irateness.
I dont blame the umps at all. They have been given a clear edict to follow and toe the AFL's line.
As a governing body of a sport they are woefully immature, insecure and reactive.
And so childishly feeling the need to show society how "progressive" they are when the exact opposite is true.
Quoting this to give it more visibility. This outrage kinda loses merit when the truth of the person involve comes out.Seems like this Collingwood bloke doesn't want to talk to the media any more now they've found out he has form.
Thanks, looks like I was spot on as usual. See below.Quality denouncement. 100% facts.
Yeah, unfortunate loss of credibility. Still, (like Setka) what did he actually say that was wrong on Monday?Thanks, looks like I was spot on as usual. See below.
But it wasn't the first time Simon Grech has been reported at a match, and his recent social media history is littered with profanities, threats of violence and aggressive phrases.
There is a widening disconnect between the AFL (media included) and the average fan. It's honestly killing my love for AFL and pushing me towards local footy only.
There's your mistake, right there.Listening to Whateley on 360, it’s become blatantly obvious that he’s on the AFL’s payroll in some capacity to push their their agendas for them.