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4 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

This is the real story. If Richmond can prove that the AFL forced them to do something at the same time the AFL denies having done so, it's an indictment on AFL HQ. Heads should roll (but probably won't).

and (apparently) originally the afl wanted a full season ban from the cheer squad

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2 hours ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

Couple of points from the article:

a. Not an AFL decision, so no point criticising them.  Richmond Cheersquad decision.

b. Still allowed to attend matches, just has to sit somewhere else.

c. Was ejected from the Melbourne v Richmond match for homophobic abuse.

 

This is clearly a numpty who has been given a warning by the cheersquad and has beached it.  If it was a ‘fan’ being banned by the AFL for only saying ‘green maggot’ then yes, its ‘PC gone mad’, etc.  But the cheersqaud members have rules and this person broke them on multiple occasions.  Sit somewhere else. 

The Richmond cheer squad ????? With the amount of nuff nuts in that cheer squad it a wonder they are not banned from public display.

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2 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

This is the real story. If Richmond can prove that the AFL forced them to do something at the same time the AFL denies having done so, it's an indictment on AFL HQ. Heads should roll (but probably won't).

LDvC

For those particular heads to roll someone would have to first extract them from a very unpleasant dark place where they seem to reside - good luck trying that!

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Totally lame, weak, reactionary and pathetic. In line afl policy .

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2 hours ago, Biffen said:

Totally lame, weak, reactionary and pathetic. In line afl policy .

For once I agree with you Biffen, you lunatic .

The world is going mad!!!

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I've tried to avoid (sometimes unsuccessfully) commenting about Umpires in recent threads but this latest farce has me unable to stop myself.

Back in the late 80's I worked with and went for a run with an AFL ump (over 250 games) on a regular basis. I was on the fence at the G when this particular Ump ran past after paying a rather dubious free against a Melbourne player and I yelled out "he dropped his knees you stupid maggot". Recognizing my voice his head snapped around and he yelled back "I'll see you Monday!"

My point is; it's an Australian tradition to abuse your mates. Yes, there is too much venom in the abuse thrown at umpires sometimes. Always has been always will be. However, the AFL attempting to sanitize the game and the patrons to the extent they are now going is just another example of how they have lost the plot completely.

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The fan was heard to have uttered "Pardon me thou lime-green insectoid. Wilt though officiate this parlour-game with greater equity henceforth?"

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Kim-Jong Gil strikes again. The supporter was never seen again 

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29 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

A user says that it wasnt [censored] rather the 4 letter homophobic p word

That fan's chances of re-entering the arena in the next few weeks just went up in a poof of smoke.

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46 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

A user says that it wasnt [censored] rather the 4 letter homophobic p word

well "lgbtiq" is a bit hard to scream out at the top of your voice......

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So gil states that a person from the crowd dobbed in the tigers fan, for calling him a green maggot, i doubt that very much.

Unless the AFL have people in the cheer squads spying on us now?

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18 minutes ago, deebug said:

Unless the AFL have people in the cheer squads spying on us now?

This incident was near where the umpires come out / behind the benches. That area has heaps of security, media and officials.

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The Age is reporting that the ejected patron claimed that he called the umpire "a bald headed [censored]"

PS : How is the alternative word for whip... censored... obviously I live  a sheltered life

clue.. it is the verb for a flogging

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4 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Kim-Jong Gil strikes again. The supporter was never seen again 

Superb work there ET

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37 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

B01-B37-A1-796-E-457-D-A9-B3-27-A9-D23-D

And there it is, Godwin's law 

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A man who used the alias ‘Frankie’ phoned 3AW after the game alleging what had occurred after he called Nicholls a “Bald-head [censored] (rhymes with frog). “They made me wait half an hour for an AFL integrity officer to come and take a photo of myself and my membership and then I got escorted from the ground by police ... and security.

If ‘Frankies’ story is to be believed, then I don’t see what offence has been committed for the AFL to detain him whilst waiting around for the ‘AFL Integrity Officer’ (now there’s an oxymoron). Unless they reasonably believe a serious offence has been committed, detaining somebody is not on. The AFL under Gil is losing the plot. 

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8 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

A man who used the alias ‘Frankie’ phoned 3AW after the game alleging what had occurred after he called Nicholls a “Bald-head [censored] (rhymes with frog). “They made me wait half an hour for an AFL integrity officer to come and take a photo of myself and my membership and then I got escorted from the ground by police ... and security.

If ‘Frankies’ story is to be believed, then I don’t see what offence has been committed for the AFL to detain him whilst waiting around for the ‘AFL Integrity Officer’ (now there’s an oxymoron). Unless they reasonably believe a serious offence has been committed, detaining somebody is not on. The AFL under Gil is losing the plot. 

Perhaps. But on social media there are a couple of people who claimed to be near the incident saying he definitely used the word [censored], rhymes with boof. The guy seems like a bit of an attention seeking idiot. Who the f knows who's right??

I agree that the AFL under Gil have lost direction.

I think the AFL for years have let umpire abuse become increasingly acceptable. 

I know a teenage girl who umpires in a local boys comp. She told me not a week goes by where she doesn't get verbally abused by spectators, sometime right in front of her face. I think she'll give it up.

The AFL has part time umpires, rules change every year, decision making is getting worse in a game where adjudication is near impossible, cameras and technology are letting the umpires down. And I'm guessing they are the lowest paid prominent employees in the AFL. What other professional sport in the world requires umpires to have a ball skill (centre bounce)? It's a difficult, unloved gig.

Who'd want to rise through the ranks to become a senior AFL umpire?

It will take a long time, but the AFL needs to create an environment where umpires are not the butt of every spectators anger. How they do this i dont know. Gil and his mob are paid handsomely to show leadership and develop the game. They should be capable of doing this. And having an umpires appreciation round is just pathetic lip service.

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8 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

A man who used the alias ‘Frankie’ phoned 3AW after the game alleging what had occurred after he called Nicholls a “Bald-head [censored] (rhymes with frog). “They made me wait half an hour for an AFL integrity officer to come and take a photo of myself and my membership and then I got escorted from the ground by police ... and security.

If ‘Frankies’ story is to be believed, then I don’t see what offense has been committed for the AFL to detain him whilst waiting around for the ‘AFL Integrity Officer’ (now there’s an oxymoron). Unless they reasonably believe a serious offense has been committed, detaining somebody is not on. The AFL under Gil is losing the plot. 

Would be interesting if the patron had resisted being held. I believe what was done is getting very close to false imprisonment. Perhaps one of our legal brethren could comment. I wonder if it is a condition of entry into the ground, to give up your rights?

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18 hours ago, Chook said:

The fan was heard to have uttered "Pardon me thou lime-green insectoid. Wilt though officiate this parlour-game with greater equity henceforth?"

There’s no place in our game for that type of language. I’d have ejected him too.

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22 minutes ago, dworship said:

Would be interesting if the patron had resisted being held. I believe what was done is getting very close to false imprisonment. Perhaps one of our legal brethren could comment. I wonder if it is a condition of entry into the ground, to give up your rights?

There’s no powers as far as I can see within the Major Sporting Events Act 2009 (Vic) for staff to detain patrons. It also wouldn’t be (and isn’t, see below) a condition of entry that patrons give up their rights.

https://marvelstadium.com.au/conditions-of-entry/

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*IF* Frankie's story is true, and there's no other context bar that one line, I'm pretty unhappy.

However, sounds like Frankie did not reveal the whole story.

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