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52 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Channel7 are fueling the Gill has lost the plot fire and i approve, compared to anthing that comes from AFL media and @AFL which pretend everything is all fine and Gill is a saint.

 

I'm conflicted between not getting roped in by tabloid TV bull and the fun of giving the AFL a kicking.

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18 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

AFL fans in May: 'The violence is out of control, why isn't the AFL doing anything?!'

AFL fans in June: 'The security is out of control, why is the AFL doing so much?!'

 

Just get rid of the grog  of course too much money in that !!!!!

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The CEO of Marvel Stadium was just interviewed on SEN. He said the most extraordinary thing I can't recall ever being said by an AFL employee before. He said they got it wrong.

To be fair, he's trying to ensure that everyone feels safe at the footy but he recognises that the security personnel behaviour was too intimidating. He said they're meant to be friendly and engaging with the crowd and if that's not happening, they've got the balance wrong. Good on him for admitting that what they're doing isn't working the way it's meant to. But also, good on him for recognising the importance of fans at the footy feeling safe and enjoying themselves.

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3 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

The CEO of Marvel Stadium was just interviewed on SEN. He said the most extraordinary thing I can't recall ever being said by an AFL employee before. He said they got it wrong.

To be fair, he's trying to ensure that everyone feels safe at the footy but he recognises that the security personnel behaviour was too intimidating. He said they're meant to be friendly and engaging with the crowd and if that's not happening, they've got the balance wrong. Good on him for admitting that what they're doing isn't working the way it's meant to. But also, good on him for recognising the importance of fans at the footy feeling safe and enjoying themselves.

WOW, ?Didn't think that would happen. Maybe now we can get back to the footy?

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28 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

The CEO of Marvel Stadium was just interviewed on SEN. He said the most extraordinary thing I can't recall ever being said by an AFL employee before. He said they got it wrong.

To be fair, he's trying to ensure that everyone feels safe at the footy but he recognises that the security personnel behaviour was too intimidating. He said they're meant to be friendly and engaging with the crowd and if that's not happening, they've got the balance wrong. Good on him for admitting that what they're doing isn't working the way it's meant to. But also, good on him for recognising the importance of fans at the footy feeling safe and enjoying themselves.

I heard the same interview and it was fair enough from his point of view. 

But it didn’t explain one thing...

The same thing is happening at The MCG

This is an AFL directive....

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Rather than the odd over-reaction (in either direction) what is most disturbing to me is the AFL coming up with the Orwellian title of "Behavioural Awareness Officers".      

Add:  I apologise, the AFL heavies have read 1984. Unfortunately they didn't read it as a warning but as a style guide.

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If loud mouth clowns are dropping F bombs left right and centre they need to be told to shut it.
Didn't often happen back in the day and is unacceptable now.
Punching on or intimidating other supporters is of course unacceptable also.
Fork 'em.

 

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5 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

Have a look at the ones who are telling you they're picking on the 'harmless loud fool' though, it's generally the 'harmless loud fool' themselves.

'Bald headed [censored]' guy was hanging over the race screaming it (and by fans reports, various other things) directly at Nicholls as he was walking out. It wasn't a 'harmless loud' comment during the game after a decision he disagreed with when the umpire was hundreds of metres away on the ground, it was directly at him from close proximity and not during game time.

The Carlton bloke who has played the victim has a bunch of social media posts from before his 15 minutes of fame where he is absolutely abusing people with foul language in a way that would threaten most families at a game. You honestly believe he was just innocently barracking when kicked out?

Find it strange that for such a (generally) sceptical site, so many are getting sucked in by the media outrage agenda so easily.

 

Getting too in your face,  isn't OK.   That IS being abusive.

But yelling some abuse at the field from 40 Mtrs away,  isn't so personal... so not as intently hurtful.

 

People have to stop being so aggressive,  up in the persons space.

 

I think this is the difference, to respect with some reason, and being totally disrespectful,  at a humanity level.

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3 hours ago, Fork 'em said:

If loud mouth clowns are dropping F bombs left right and centre they need to be told to shut it.
Didn't often happen back in the day and is unacceptable now.
Punching on or intimidating other supporters is of course unacceptable also.
Fork 'em.

 

Totally agree on both points forkie.

In my experience is there is significantly more loud, agressive swearing at the footy these days. I'm a loud supporter but yelling f and c bombs is bollocks.

I'll bet the poor me Carlton suppoter is one of those fools if that video he tweeted of him going off his head at last year's gf is anything to go by.

Exactly the sort of supporter that I can't abide.  Would have loved to see his post match video.

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2 hours ago, DV8 said:

Getting too in your face,  isn't OK.   That IS being abusive.

But yelling some abuse at the field from 40 Mtrs away,  isn't so personal... so not as intently hurtful.

People have to stop being so aggressive,  up in the persons space.

I think this is the difference, to respect with some reason, and being totally disrespectful,  at a humanity level.

Yep agreed, and that's what i think is important about the Nicholls case. If that supporter was yelling it out from the crowd after a poor decision it's pretty standard stuff, but hanging over the race screaming it in his face as he's walking out is not ok IMO.

 

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Funny thing is, there wasn't anything like the level of crackdown or heavy-handed tactics wheeled out to deal with people getting hopelessly trashed and hurling abuse or starting punchups at Auskick and other kids-level footy games. Local community clubs were practically left to handle it themselves.

And the 'behaviour' thug squads at Docklands didn't seem to do much to actually stop the really serious incidents of people dishing out constant vileness at anyone around them for a whole game, thanks to true gits lathered up with some generous 'preloading' of alcohol and kept slippy by the stadium's complete failure to actual do any basic responsible service of alcohol checks. Nobody looks at the chest-puffing lurkers the stadium calls protective and thinks 'oh, I'll ask those friendly looking fellows to come over and use their extensive training in conflict resolution and dealing with unruly behaviour, I'm sure they can take the heat out of the situation effectively and calmy'.

No, lets not have any effort directed at the actual problems in the crowds. We've got themed rounds for all that [censored].

Meanwhile, I see the social injustice warriors have decided it is all part of the neo-marxist militant feminist gaygenda. Whoopeee do. One might almost think that the AFL knew they'd get away with anything, thanks to the right kinds of nuffies getting worked up and making it about their own wacky persecution complexes to the point where nobody else wants to go near it.

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6 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

The CEO of Marvel Stadium was just interviewed on SEN. He said the most extraordinary thing I can't recall ever being said by an AFL employee before. He said they got it wrong.

To be fair, he's trying to ensure that everyone feels safe at the footy but he recognises that the security personnel behaviour was too intimidating. He said they're meant to be friendly and engaging with the crowd and if that's not happening, they've got the balance wrong. Good on him for admitting that what they're doing isn't working the way it's meant to. But also, good on him for recognising the importance of fans at the footy feeling safe and enjoying themselves.

Admitting error at the AFL is unforgivable. He will be sacked tomorrow at 9am or as soon Gil gets into the office.

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12 minutes ago, old dee said:

Admitting error at the AFL is unforgivable. He will be sacked tomorrow at 9am or as soon Gil gets into the office.

That stooge from Marvel Stadium was clearly tapped on the shoulder by Dill last night after he heard about the backlash. “Might be my responsibility but you’re taking the heat for this one champ.” Queen takes knight.

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I know our game has been going for around for long long time well before Gill was born how ever he wants to make the people's game his own game.

Gill has decided to make his decision on a  rectangular table sitting at the HEAD being the King censored Head surrounded by his flunkies.   No round tables at the AFL. Naughty, Naughty GILL what the censored are you doing to the people who pay your wages.?

The security that are pacing up and down the aisles seem not to understand our game if you get my drift. Where in the censored were they picked up from?  Maybe they  don't understand  the culture of our game? 

                                                 GILL IT'S TIME TO GO!  BIG BROTHER HAS SPOKEN.

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