- Jul 29, 2018
- AFL Club
Kicking people out of the game for yelling that the umpire is a 'bald headed flog'? Or a 'green maggot' for a three-game ban? That's anti-social behaviour?No idea why you are so worried about antisocial behaviour being cracked down on
Aside from that how do the Tigers cheersquad know they are undercover spotters, could just be fans sick of the Tigers cheer squad going feral
It's about time we moved on from the footy being an excuse to hurl abuse at people at the top of your lungs
I'm worried because the AFL is doing this while umpiring becomes every more complex and inconsistent. Because penalties and MRC decisions are seemingly drowning and bias. Because play is increasingly uncertain, rules increasingly arbitrary, the product of football decreasing in quality weekly before our eyes. Because country leagues are being starved of funds and support. Because a mid-season draft is conducted to the detriment of the lower leagues that keep the game afloat.
All that is going on and the AFL feels the need to police the Richmond cheer squad. It appears depressingly clear that the on-field product has become the league's secondary mission. It's readily apparent that the AFL would be most pleased if the fans sat as Melbourne supporters on the second and third levels of the MCC and golf clapped their way through a s**t contest. The AFL act with an arrogance that shows they believe they have an exclusive right and license to fanbase support, regardless of product quality.
I'm worried because the AFL has lost its way and I really like footy. I don't want to see them destroy it for a lack of focus on their single mission: be worthy custodians of the great tradition of Australian Rules Football.