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24 minutes ago, Nasher said:

But @Baghdad Bob, abusing players is just an innate function of passionate supporters. That’s how it’s always been. The tough men in the 1970s didn’t seem upset about the unsolicited abuse *they* received around the clock on Twitter.

I wish someone had told me there was twitter back in the 70’s

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On 6/2/2019 at 10:48 PM, Laughing Goat said:

The seven blokes that missed before Weiderman in the last quarter are earning a hell of a lot more......& If they had done there jobs properly then Sam wouldn't have missed I'm sure of that. Maybe you should hang them instead of hanging a kid still finding his way?

 

 

Late response to this, but I just wanted to say that I agree with you. I'm actually really happy he's been re-signed. He sounds relieved, so hopefully it leads to better footy.

However, my point still stands. Many of the other guys that missed (that each should have kicked the goal), are earning big bucks, but they have largely all proven their worth. Weid has not, which means he doesn't get to ask for big bucks until he does. And that means kicking goals straight out in front, which is meat and potatoes stuff for a KPF. 

But like I said, I'm hoping the contract leads to some good footy because I think he's capable.

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On 6/8/2019 at 11:43 AM, Baghdad Bob said:

 

@leave it to deever

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2019-06-07/weideman-experiences-the-afls-dark-side

I know you've probably read this and I know the majority won't change their behaviour but the more astute will.  It's time we got serious about the realities of bullying on social media and realised its impact.

I'm not having a crack at you LITD but it really is an issue.  I know because I sponsored players at MFC for about 30 years and I've spoken to them about it.  The sort of justifications you raised in your post are just not valid.

I wish @Demonland would do something about the abuse this site is responsible for but I do understand that it's not easy to moderate. 

Where does one draw the line. what is abuse to me may be water off your back.

We are on 2 different frequencies here Bb.

Hardly anyone would argue against your conviction  that online abuse is damaging and offensive. But what is abuse?

To be fair I think the goal posts got moved.

Ive called out players here for underperforming  as have many. Is that bullying  and where does one draw the line?

Words like spud...dud...(personally i dont like them) but are they offensive?

Also do we start removing supporters from the ground?

Maybe... but I think you know what Im saying.

At the end of the day one would hope common sense reigns but we know it never does.

What i do take from your post is that it doesnt hurt to be reminded that comments here are read by players a nd their friends and family.

To that end I accept we need to be careful.

Go dees.

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