YES, the football league. (and should the AFL comment on social issues)

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by footy_fumbler, Sep 21, 2017.

Put it out there
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The league formerly known as the AFL is doing the right thing?

Poll closed Oct 12, 2017.
  1. Yes

    47.5%
  2. No

    14.5%
  3. Niether, should of stayed neutral like Carlton.

    32.2%
  4. Jack Watts

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  1. 3121 premiers

    3121 premiers EFF YOU CANCER

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    So with all this league name change and Carlton coming out and officially not taking either side do you think the league has overstepped it's mark?
    https://au.news.yahoo.com/vic/a/371...-membership-over-stance-on-same-sex-marriage/

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    Will the league regret only taking sides with half of it's followers?

    Has the league taken it upon itself to be a trendsetter even though other competing leagues and associations come out in support weeks and even months ago.

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  2. HaroLad

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    The AFL is the hallmark of integrity and we should look to them to ultimately decide right and wrong.
     
  3. adammania9

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    If the AFL really cared for SSM, they wouldn't be sponsored by Etihad Airways, an airline funded by a government that beheads homosexuals
     
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    Hey kid! We don't tolerate that kind of thought around here, this is bigfooty not some redneck inbred hick town! Why don't you stop next time you want to question the groupthink
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    Umm are Etihad a Christian airline now? Didn't think so
     
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    Once something has been approved by the AFL, it is no longer immoral
     

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    Surprised this thread too this long to come up.

    the AFL should establish a think-tank in Canberra and be a lobbyist for government policy.

    Thanks gill, love it when the board of a company / CEO gets to set the tone for an organisation without their consent. Last time I checked the essence of democracy is that each and every voice in the country is treated equally regardless of status and position.
     
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    Will be interesting if the AFL/Collingwood ever address these double standards.

    Tobacco sponsorship is more ethical than taking money from barbaric regimes.
     
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    They don’t behead homosexuals in the UAE.

    And they are sponsored by Virgin.

    But you do have a good point, like with the Swans and Qatar.
     
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    3121 premiers EFF YOU CANCER

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    I have seen the transition of the league from the VFL to the AFL and now to YES.

    I remember what VFL and AFL stood for but what is YES?
    You Establish Something?
    Your Esteemed Sovereign?
    Young Elf Soldier?

    Should have made that the poll :(
     
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    Supporting SSM is a no-brainer if you have any intellectual integrity.

    If you're a cowardly conservative scared of your own shadow then you probably can't see that.
     
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    They'll do well in supporting all of the gay players that have "come out" in the past. What is the obsession with players coming out as gay anyhow? What does the gender of the person they are involved with romantically have to do with playing professional football anyhow?
     
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    I would also like to know where the AFL stand on Immunisation, The Ice epidemic, Korea vs Trump, Soft drink taxes etc

    Hey AFL where do you stand on gambling in sport?
     
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    Why give people the option of "No" if it's apparently wrong?
     
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    Not quite. I just checked out the facts and, while homosexuality is illegal in Abu Dhabi, the maximum sentence is 15 years and the last sentence was five. You could argue still that there's a contradiction in the AFL's position, but you'd be better sticking to the facts and not the exaggerated lies of the "we normally hate gays except when it gives us a chance to bash the Muzzies" people on the Internet.
     
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    I've thought about it and honestly, I don't care.
     
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    A no brainer you say.
    So anyone without a brain should support anything that's rammed down your throat no matter the choice you want to make? OK cheers, thanks for your one sided vitriol.

    You will see numbers in the AFL members drop next season.
    What Associations such as the AFL, NRL, Rugby, Cricket etc. etc. do not realise is people without agendas are sick of them sticking their noses into stuff such as this and why haven't they worried about other last minute problems like this North Korea and South China Sea worries?
    Or the happenings in Myanmar or the crown of thorns on the Great Barrier Reef??
    those pesky varmits are eating it all up, there won't be one bit left in a few years, damn that Great Barrier Reef hating CEO of YES.


    You beat me too it.
     
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    Gill will sell his soul to the devil if he thinks it will generate positive publicity.

    I am for SSM, I don't like when people jump on the bandwagon just because and the AFL are kings at this.
     
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    Still ridiculous.
     
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    Nar they just send them to jail or deport them, very progressive


    Because my way of thinking is the correct way and anyone else that believes anything else is a bigot right?

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    It makes sense.

    Population is getting out of control so opening a side gate of low breeding rate is the right thing to do.

    Social acceptance of population control measures is most easily obtained through the modern day lesbian.
     
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    you always see the phrase "rammed down the throat" used in these sorts of discussions
     
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    Interesting equal rights is classed as political or an opinion youre allowed to have.

    Is that the same thought pattern as the racists & sexists believe?

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    Aren't conservatives supposed to represent personal responsibility?

    Aren't they also the people warning us daily about the dangers of religious incursions into public policy?

    If you're not going to listen to me then how about listening to yourselves?
     
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