News Richmond cheer squad being surveilled by undercover AFL spotters after umpire abuse

Bazzar

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There's an AFL Fans Association, but don't think they have any clout.
Not sure what clout they actually have, but the the VP is journo Cheryl Critchley, a mad Tiger supporter and member of The cheer squad, she has already been in the media a fair bit in the last few weeks.
 

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The Mighty

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Just don't turn up @#$%%^# em.

I'm not going anymore, this fascist governance has only just started rolling, but the Social Engineering has been proceeding on full mission creep for the last few years.

I will maintain my RFC membership to support the club and I will go watch the Tigers in the VFL and enjoy old style footy as it always has been until they decide to #%#% that up as well.

I aint gonna give them #$%^#%^ at the AFL another cent directly.
 

guruisatiger

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No doubt fans shouldnt swear when yelling out at games.
The report that really worried me was that a pies fan was kicked out for yelling too loudly....
Hocking needs to go imo
Same thing happened to me 2 years ago round 3 ,2017, first 5 minutes of the game, told by security I was too loud
And if I persisted I would be removed
 

Big Unit 30

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22 years a member and have AFL membership but only went to maybe 4-5 games last year and 2 so far this year and one of those only because my young son wanted to go.
I much prefer local footy now even if the multitude of rule changes contribute to that even becoming less entertaining too unfortunately
The cavalcade of **** administrators and commentators in this code is diabolically bad.
I loved the game like nothing else growing up ... but the AFL has now killed off the interest to less than marginal now.
 

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Rodney Dangerfield

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So why dont we boo the english, indian, pakistani and sth african teams who have all been caught cheating in the last 5 years? Flog
I find the whole cheating uproar very funny. I played cricket for a long time in a lot of places and just about everyone cheats in one way or another, this was just dumb that’s all. Match fixing now that’s bad! It’s also amusing that not walking if you knick one to the keeper is seen as ok but surely that’s cheating isn’t it? It’s actually encouraged!
Players cheat in footy diving for frees, this new 50 rule where blokes sprint to get the bloke penalized that’s cheating too.
Cheating is everywhere but Warner and co just happened to do it at a time where the world is full of ******s looking for the moral high ground and a way to have the softcocks of the world point the finger. Its why Gerard Whately is in his element he basically represents that demographic and surprise surprise he was one of the chorus leaders.
Darren Weir, Essendon.. that’s cheating.
 

Rodney Dangerfield

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what is most disturbing about this is the 16% that want people evicted tor swearing in the stands
It depends on the situation really. If some dill is dropping F and C bombs right next to kids all day I’ll pull them up every time.
 

Phar Ace

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Cultural Cleansing......now when was that term used in 1933?
It's a process as old as time, not restricted to 1933-45. Let's hope we never reach those sorts of levels in our lifetime mate! There are a few things, thin edges of the wedge, green shoots;) Peter Dutton is one of the worst elements I've seen in a while. It would be interesting to see just how bad or benign some of this so-called bad behavior really is at the footy. People are prone to exaggerate and/or minimise.
 

dustysnecktattoo

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People should turn up, but be silent during the game. Don’t even celebrate a goal. Cheer squad can have a sign up explaining the protest. Just sit, pure silence, no body language. Maybe some zombie make up.
 

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Sat on level 2 Punt Rd end Friday night and took the overly sarcastic approach of applauding every umpiring decision goid or bad. Comments along the line of That is a marvellous decision Mr Stevic and Great call Mr Ryan were met with some laughs and some copying. Even went as far to give positive reinforcement to the Cats players who made mistakes like Better luck next time Patrick and Head up Mr Selwood you get too high paidto you eventually.

Was hoping that the nuffies in their green jackets would come down for a chat but nothing happened.

The week we played the Pies we were told that anyone who said I hate the Pies/Collingwood/umpires faced getting booted and apparently it was a directive from the MCC.

The AFL is becoming a joke and they will start to lose fans if they are not careful.
 

SavDog23

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Need to get something organised for our next match with Collingwood.
Get both teams crowds at the 1st minute mark of the 1st Quarter to all shout in sync "**** off Gil. Leave the Game Alone" or something.
Or for the first siren to start the game, just dead silence from the entire crowd for 5 minutes.
 

Tiger_Of_Old

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We have 2 3121 membership's and have been to 1 game this year .
I,ve gone from traveling 2 hours to watch training for years ,to not bothering about going to games .

Got a premiership hangover i think .


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Ditto.Been to 2 games this year.First time at the G last Friday to try out my new seating(after being practically thrown out of my old seats after the club revamp seat shuffle on lvl 2).It was actually like sitting through a funeral even at first bounce.Whats it going to be like when the Adolf Gil gets his way and fans are muzzled?
 
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