No, they won't.I don't suspect the AFL will be happy about our situation at all. If our crowds start dropping (they already appear to be) they will be very concerned given our normal attendance figures.
They didn't care when Port had tarps and The Crows' attendance won't even slip that far. They'll prefer it even, more justification to give prime slots to Vic teams.
The year the Crows' coach was murdered, winning a final was drowned out by a Vic club complaining that they were robbed.
2 years later to be in a GF, winning would have been the type of story they make movies about and yet it was entirely the Richmond show.You barely rated a mention.
If you're expecting the AFL to intervene or care on any level, you're in for some severe disappointment...