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#3649

This made me laugh…


#3650

Where did you hear this? Insane if true


#3651

what is said in the matchday threads, stays in the matchday threads


#3652

Can we call him a bald headed cheat? It’s only the truth officer!!


#3653

#3654

And this one…


#3655

Fan: “Can I call the umpire a bald-headed flog?”

Security: “No, I’ll chuck you out if you do”

Fan: “Am I allowed to think the umpire’s a bald-headed flog?”

Security: “You can think whatever you like.”

Fan: “Hey umpire! I think you’re a bald-headed flog!”


#3656

Thanks @OBITV . You made me chuckle.


#3658

it’s getting kinda weird

AFL says Carlton fan was evicted for ‘spooking’ umpire by running, screaming, waving his arms

June 11, 2019 — 7.20pm

The Carlton fan who claimed he was kicked out of the MCG because he called the umpire a ‘bald-headed flog’ was instead booted out because he had run screaming and waving his arms from two bays away and “spooked” the umpire, according to the AFL.

The AFL is still investigating the incident but it is understood the man was not thrown out specifically because of what he said but because of his aggressive and threatening behaviour, which prompted umpire Matthew Nicholls to stop and point the man out to security.

No further action will be taken against the man beyond being evicted from the game.

The Carlton fan who claimed he was evicted from Marvel Stadium for calling the umpire "a bald-headed flog" was in fact thrown out for "spooking" the umpire, the AFL says.

The Carlton fan who claimed he was evicted from Marvel Stadium for calling the umpire “a bald-headed flog” was in fact thrown out for “spooking” the umpire, the AFL says.Wayne Ludbey

The AFL has denied there has been a change in what is considered permissible behaviour at matches despite other recent incidents including a Collingwood fan who said on Monday he was threatened with eviction because he was barracking too loudly and a Richmond cheer squad member who was banned from sitting with the cheer squad for three matches after calling an umpire a “green maggot”.


#3659

Sounds like a job for these guys


#3660

lol


#3661

Yep.
Pot, kettle…


#3662

so you’re saying if you dress up as a dumb ###### $##$ you can shout out *“you’re a dumb ###### $##$”


#3663

Guy barracks for Carlton. Give him a break. He’s had a tough life


#3664

So, … it was because he said Boo! ? :thinking:


#3665

Diggers obviously, he supports the AFL’s love child.


#3666

The AFL are going to release a statement regarding what fans can and can’t say. This is just farcical

EDIT: This is the statement… pretty sure those evicted didn’t breach this but you know… afl, amirite

THE AFL has today concluded its investigation into an incident involving an umpire and a patron at the round 12 match between Carlton and the Brisbane Lions at Marvel Stadium on Saturday.

Marvel Stadium security were alerted to a patron who was leaning over the umpire’s race and abusing umpire Mathew Nicholls as he was leaving the ground at halftime.

The patron was spoken to by both Marvel Stadium security and Victoria Police and subsequently removed from the venue for the remainder of the game.

The patron has received a warning and no further action will be taken.

The AFL and our venues want to create a safe and fun environment for all fans to come to and enjoy the football.

For over 100 years, the footy has been a place to come together, barrack, cheer and share in the experience in whichever way you choose.

There has been no directive from the AFL to change this.

The theatre of match day is one of the great sporting experiences, a place to be expressive and passionate about your team and the game, it always has been, it always will be.

In season 2019 there has been no change to the expectations of the behavior of everyone at games.

We want fans to enjoy attending matches and allow other fans around them to do the same.

While barracking and supporting is both strongly encouraged and a vital part of the game, offensive or aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated.

Fans who consume alcohol on a match day are to do so responsibly.

The AFL’s zero tolerance stance on vilification remains.

Stadiums and police across the country have a zero-tolerance for members or supporters that abuse the opposition, umpires and other members and supporters, on grounds of race, religion, gender, disability and sexuality.

Fans who breach the conditions of entry may face consequences.

Anyone involved in football at any level, from the community to the elite should be able to enjoy the game in a safe and inclusive environment.

The AFL’s message to everyone is clear - come to the footy, barrack as loud as you can, enjoy the game and do so in a responsible manner.


#3667

Nicholls has now put a target on his back. Hope we have him this week, want to remind him that he got spooked in broad daylight.

■■■■■■■ wanker


#3668

So which of these does “green maggot” or “bald-headed flog” breach? Is baldness a disability now?


#3669

Except when you are “Barracking TOO loud” … right? :roll_eyes: