If Tanner does nothing he’s in on it too. At the end of the day, all the people in places of power that do nothing are in on it for selfish reasons, and the bit about the players welfare being their top priority is just window dressing.
What the players do about this is very much their choice, but good on Nathan for pursuing things still as I would too in his place. Maybe its my dash of Sicilian blood, but I wouldn’t let it go either.
In regards to ‘moving on’, think of Bomber Thompson too. Try telling him to move on. This ‘moving on’ rhetoric, started by the AFL to bury their crimes, makes me sick. The players may get on with things, but I can only imagine for many it will burn in them for the rest of their lives, just like it will for many supporters.
I haven’t watched an AFL game for years now, as I can’t bring myself to watch a hopelessly bent competition. Has the Essendon FC really moved on? I don’t think so, and unless these lies are corrected I can’t see it ever recovering. It was effectively destroyed IMO. That’s why I think they should have fought with everything they had as they really had nothing to lose. The turning point was dropping the court action in the early days.
Bruce deserves every accolade Australia could give him.