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hypen You're A Bald Headed Flog 1 week 6 days ago #99

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Quasimodo You're A Bald Headed Flog 1 week 6 days ago #100

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If barracking loudly is an issue it is a joke. What the hell do you go to the footy for but to barrack, its a tribal thing, a primal thing.
If you are cheering a goal be loud be proud. Goodness hearing our vic cheer squad doing the Freo chant through my TV is awesome.

To paraphrase that great philosopher Jello Biafra "PC police pc police pcpolice F%%% off"
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shane You're A Bald Headed Flog 1 week 6 days ago #101

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How do the police even get involved in this? Surely they only step in when there's an altercation or someone doesn't co-operate with ground security. They're not first responders to a noise complaint at the football, it demeans their status.

My guess would be the bloke has a lot of tatts and was profiled as violent by security watching through one of the several hundred security cameras they have pointed at the public.
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hypen You're A Bald Headed Flog 1 week 6 days ago #102

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What is the police officer referring to when saying we must follow protocol?
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shane You're A Bald Headed Flog 1 week 6 days ago #103

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I imagine it's Victorian police jargon for "I'm just doing what they tell me to do."

Maybe the protocol is when a Collingwood supporter with tattoos shouts loudly it makes Gill nervous and he sends in the special squad.
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shane You're A Bald Headed Flog 1 week 6 days ago #104

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I think what makes the idea of barracking too loudly, and yeah, there are a lot of obnoxious people who'd you'd rather tone it down a bit, ridiculous is the barrage of noise you're forced to put up with from the ground announcers and speakers all afternoon.

They've made the football a very loud place by design.

A quiet word from a well trained crowd control person asking him if he'd mind toning it down a bit seems like a better idea than the heavy handed security approach. He didn't set out to cause trouble, at worst he got a bit carried away. People getting carried away at the football is half the fun of being there live.
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teasea You're A Bald Headed Flog 1 week 6 days ago #105

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So the next derby is our home game - if we each complain about an eagle supporter we'll soon get them all evicted!
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The_Yeti You're A Bald Headed Flog 1 week 6 days ago #106

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Well, apart from being threatened with eviction for cheering on your team (in a non-abusive, non-vulgar), it seems the Richmond cheer squad are complaining that they now have to contend with at least 2 AFL integrity officers standing watch on them the entire game.

Quite apart from the ridiculous concept of the AFL even having integrity officers since they only organisation that rivals the AFL in integrity stakes would be FIFA, have we really reached the point where the AFL is now maintaining a Big Brother oversight on patrons?

This must be verging on bullying by the AFL.....again!
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Nodgey You're A Bald Headed Flog 1 week 6 days ago #107

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Wait on. There actually exists an 'AFL Fans Association'?!?!?
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Stacksonthemill You're A Bald Headed Flog 1 week 6 days ago #108

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Maybe the AFLFA should organise a boycott of all games for an entire round.
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Morgan You're A Bald Headed Flog 1 week 6 days ago #109

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“I pay $1000 a year ... Why should the AFL take my money and then take away my right to support my team?”

I think this is the nub of the problem; fans feel entitled to carry on like pork chops because they’ve paid a ticket to get in, like it’s part of the social contract. I don’t think that’s been the case for a while, at least for certain types of pork-choppery.

To me going to the football is like going to the pub. You can probably get away with more boisterous behaviour in a busy pub than a lot of places, but when you start to ruin the enjoyment of others it won’t be long until you get a tap on the shoulder and are asked to tone it down or find another venue.

If I had to bet, I’d put money on this guy being an enormous knobber, and that security/police were probably entitled to ask him to chill out a bit. We hear the self-serving version of events of the bloke who grabs his 15 minutes of fame with the media, and probably a few mates or like-minded supporters at the game, but how confident are you of this person being self-aware enough to know whether he crossed the line from “very passionate supporter” to something less tolerable. The Melbourne supporters that reported him certainly thought he’d crossed the line, and while that’s by no means conclusive it probably warrants someone checking in on him. The police/security obviously reached a conclusion there was something to the complaint.

I don’t claim to be an expert on drawing a line on obnoxious behaviour – I probably veer into that territory myself, and have been asked to tone it down on occasion at sporting events (and pubs) - but the worst thing that happened was he couldn’t engage in his own version of pork choppery for a half of football that his team won. There were 75,000 people at the game, and if the worst behaviour by security seems to be a few too many cops wondered over to 1 bloke and told him to settle down. People are acting like he was chucked in a gulag.
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Straddo You're A Bald Headed Flog 1 week 6 days ago #110

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First they came for the Collingwood supporters...
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The_Yeti You're A Bald Headed Flog 1 week 6 days ago #111

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Yeah, unfortunately for you again, morgan, there were numerous witnesses to the events and his version turned out to be accurate after all.

He was reported by opposition supporters for cheering too loud and the police were called in to tell him to lower the volume. Thats a stupid waste of police resources and a stupid justification.

If the AFL are now going to be regulating the volume at which people can support their team, do we get volume meters with our tickets from now on? What is the pass or fail mark?

BTW, I'd be very surprised at a lawyer would make unsupported assumptions to pin guilt on a person who has done nothing wrong but I'm not surprised that you did it.
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shane You're A Bald Headed Flog 1 week 6 days ago #112

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Probably worth noting that the gentleman in question was not evicted so he was obviously reasonable enough to curtail whatever behaviour they took umbrage at, even if it was just because it was in the face of half a dozen armed policemen.
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