NO TROLLS Should AFL players bend the knee before each match in 2021?

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SBD Gonzalez

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Kidding, right?
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The Passenger

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No surprise at the usual posters getting all up and offended over this.
Conservatism is basically just a day to day lurching of one angry grievance to the next.

Source: Was formerly afflicted with the disease. Hung out with too many private school drop kicks for whom it was everyone else's fault they missed the Uni course of their choice.
 

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The right hates snowflakes, but is constantly triggered over things like this. It's nothing but a culture war which has already been lost.
 

WCE_phil

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we should say good bye to ANZAC day full stop

there should be no celebration of war
It is not a celebration of war. It is the complete opposite.

It is in remembrance not only of those lives lost in war but what the soldiers, support staff and families suffered not only during the war but as a result as well in a lot of cases for the rest of their lives.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.

I find your post abhorrent and your lack of respect for the fallen and their families beyond disgusting.

There are many veterans and their families that believe rather than federation on 1st of January 1901 that Anzac day is the real date that not only was our country internationally recognised as being a country in and of itself rather than just an off shoot of the english empire.

Anzac day also recognises the combined sacrifice and brotherhood with which we share with New Zealanders and the sacrifices and bonds which were made that hold our countries so closely together today.
 

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JohnZ

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Similar problems in Australia as Aboriginal people are imprisoned and killed in custody per capita far more than white people
Once a person is in custody, the rates are per capita negligibly different no matter what race you are (a white person is just as likely to die as an aboriginal person on a per capita basis). There is however an over representation of aboriginal's in Australian jails in the first place. Not sure what you do about that (I'm no policy expert), it's a case of chicken and the egg at this point. Something has to be done though. The removal of the public drunkenness laws is a good start.
 

JohnZ

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That could be applied to either end of the political spectrum, i would argue both of which are as bad as each other.
And if you stand in the middle you get crucified by both sides and sent to the gulag for not picking a side. win/win/win all around. o_O
 

Cmarsh

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I've remembered that a whole host of AFL players and umpires had actually taken a knee before the start of games at the resumption of the season post lockdown last year.

This was around the time of the George Floyd incident. In a way this answers my question in the OP however thinking back to that time the cicumstances were that they were kneeling without any crowds present. So I do wonder what kind of response crowds would have given them.

Would there have been boos?
 

thedank

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And if you stand in the middle you get crucified by both sides and sent to the gulag for not picking a side. win/win/win all around. o_O
The only way to win is to not play the game, removing myself from social media and refusal to read/watch the news is one of the best things i've done.
 

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