Do you work in a library that has a safe space? The AFL is an elite environment, emotions run high and you can’t just ask for the players to all of a sudden to turn off their emotions. It’s certainly scary times when an organisation can police your emotions.What’s ridiculous is so called professional players costing their teams dearly with unprofessional performances.
NO dissent to umpires
It’s very simple …
Yep. Meanwhile at my kids under 12s game today some of the little darlings got told off for swearing at the umps. Looks like the crackdown on dissent is really filtering through to the grassrootsThe irony of Brad Scott trying to champion this rule when he was one of the most demonstrative sooks in his playing/coaching days.
Even more frustrating is I bet you could find a 100 of these arms up 50m penalties over the past few weeks that weren’t paid, and rightly so because arms in the air shouldnt hurt a professional umpires feelings. Flat out abuse I get, not some arbitrary body language that is inevitable in high level competitive sport. Can you imagine the NBA or NFL trying to implement this rule? Laughable
Shut your mouth
As expected, the brain dead ex players in the media lead the whining and whinging.
Hell of a job educating and reprogramming the masses who are traditionally resistant to change.
What is this line the AFL and some people love pedaling 'umpiring is the hardest role in the game'? Umpiring is for nerds who can't play.