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What a brilliant initiative. 

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Fantastic initiative, especially as it continues Stynes connection with the club and Reach.

I think Max is now an ambassador for Reach so he can continue Jimmy's legacy, a legacy he feels a strong connection to as he does for the number 11.

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They'll have to run through another banner Saturday morning if we lose.

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The message is a bit distorted: Demons to run through 'Mean Tweet' banner....which have been directed at them.   It is what the club said but not what the real message is ie bullying in the AFL and Reach Foundation..

Other headlines would help the cause more:   Demons banner Against Bullying;  Demon's banner to Support Reach Foundation.   And, say it is to raise funds for Reach and given the donation contact details.

Can just see the likes of Cornes and Wallace use that headline to push their 'Demons should stop complaining' narrative. 

 

Edit:  Perhaps, the club could have chosen a better twitter caption than 'negative tweets aimed at our players over their careers' to 'negative tweets to AFL/W players' - a broader agenda. 

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Great idea! nothing worse than bullying and online bullying is as weak and cowardly as it gets

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 Can't believe Reach is now 25 years old. In these times of media and online bullying we need them more than ever before, unfortunately.We also need great, compassionate men like Jim Stynes. Miss him.

 

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Do they know the subconscious mind picks up everything that the eyes see? They better not look at that banner too hard before they run through it. 

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Meh.

Fully support Reach and the impact of cyber bullying. 

But Melbourne players should harden up. I don't pay money and time to have a social outing at the football. I come to see the team either win or put in. 

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15 minutes ago, Jack son 5 said:

Meh.

Fully support Reach and the impact of cyber bullying. 

But Melbourne players should harden up. I don't pay money and time to have a social outing at the football. I come to see the team either win or put in. 

So the impact of cyber bullying applies to everyone. Except the players of course, they should cop it because we aren’t playing well right now. 

Right. 

Back to planet earth now - fantastic initiative. No one should have to put up with insidious bullying by losers hiding behind computer screens. 

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Just now, Smokey said:

So the impact of cyber bullying applies to everyone. Except the players of course, they should cop it because we aren’t playing well right now. 

Right. 

Back to planet earth now - fantastic initiative. No one should have to put up with insidious bullying by losers hiding behind computer screens. 

Way to overreact, just like the AFL.

I read and watch the news everyday. I know what's happening in the world.

I enjoy football and the MFC to escape all this rubbish. I can't do that anymore because it's about pushing the current agenda down our throats. 

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34 minutes ago, Jack son 5 said:

Way to overreact, just like the AFL.

I read and watch the news everyday. I know what's happening in the world.

I enjoy football and the MFC to escape all this rubbish. I can't do that anymore because it's about pushing the current agenda down our throats. 

Well, the club and the AFL thanks you for your years of support and wishes you all the best in finding your new happy place

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31 minutes ago, Jack son 5 said:

Way to overreact, just like the AFL.

I read and watch the news everyday. I know what's happening in the world.

I enjoy football and the MFC to escape all this rubbish. I can't do that anymore because it's about pushing the current agenda down our throats. 

you make some good points, jack

too much social engineering from the afl (and clubs) risks ending up with confusion and seeming to be patronising

i agree footy is basically escapism and there are limits to pretentious role-making fabrications

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4 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

you make some good points, jack

too much social engineering from the afl (and clubs) risks ending up with confusion and seeming to be patronising

i agree footy is basically escapism and there are limits to pretentious role-making fabrications

I see no problem with organisations taking some responsibility and using their platforms for the betterment of society. This is hardly virtue signalling, they are just saying bullying is bad. What’s the problem? 

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1 minute ago, Smokey said:

I see no problem with organisations taking some responsibility and using their platforms for the betterment of society. This is hardly virtue signalling, they are just saying bullying is bad. What’s the problem? 

didn't say it was bad, just thought jack raised some good points, and also tried to make the point that there are limits to this sort of stuff for what is primarily a sport where people see it as a sanctuary from their day to day problems

i can assure you smokey, that if i wish to be informed and up to date on social issues, a football club would be the last place i'd go looking for any substance

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2 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

didn't say it was bad, just thought jack raised some good points, and also tried to make the point that there are limits to this sort of stuff for what is primarily a sport where people see it as a sanctuary from their day to day problems

i can assure you smokey, that if i wish to be informed and up to date on social issues, a football club would be the last place i'd go looking for any substance

Ever consider the fact the target audience for this may be kids who don’t stay up to date on news like us adults do? It ain’t all about you, friend.  

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i should perhaps add that i find it a little bit hypocritical for footballers to rail against bullying and on the field try every trick to physically and mentally intimidate their opponents. I'm specifically talking about the stuff that's not part of the game.

now i'm a big boy and i can easily separate what i see on the field from the message they are trying to impart on the banner and on videos etc

but..........try to explain to my 7 yo grandson the difference between the treatment max got against port adelaide and the bullying he sees at the schoolyard

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2 minutes ago, Smokey said:

Ever consider the fact the target audience for this may be kids who don’t stay up to date on news like us adults do? It ain’t all about you, friend.  

see my other post at about the time of yours, specifically about kids and mixed messages

and when did i become your friend?

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I wish you all a happy safe space.

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I’d actually prefer the AFL and clubs just concentrated on the game rather than attempting to be a moral compass for all of us. 

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How to stop cyber bullying   -  don't use social media.

Wheres my Nobel peace prize

 

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11 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I’d actually prefer the AFL and clubs just concentrated on the game rather than attempting to be a moral compass for all of us. 

Especially when it's main actions define an immoral compass...

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26 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

see my other post at about the time of yours, specifically about kids and mixed messages

and when did i become your friend?

I assure you, I refer to you as friend in the most condescending manner possible. 

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5 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

How to stop cyber bullying   -  don't use social media.

Wheres my Nobel peace prize

 

Before they hand you a Nobel peace prize, dare I suggest onlines users - use the block or ignore function? Or would that be called 'victim blaming' in this day and age? Deadset. MFC supporting a cause that could be largely prevented by just using basic common sense. Ironic that MFC supports a cause that could be prevented by using basic common sense, because we are 0-2 and its largely because we haven't used our basic common sense. Stupid campaign, waste of time and virtue signaling. Poor form MFC.

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Pretty sad state of affairs when people take issue with the club taking a stand against bullying. I’ll go ahead and remove myself from this convo now. 

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