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Melbourne, the Nazi capital of Australia, is, also, the booing capital of the AFL. I wonder if the same folk booing at the footy are the same racist scum booing Aboriginal footballers? Victorian footy fans seem to think it is their God given right to boo every moment of a match when things don’t go their way on the field. It is an ugly sound just listening to it on the TV. Umpires and opposition players and fans have to listen to this crap from ungrateful entitled members of the crowd. Either these folks don’t know the rules of the game or just don’t care and loudly complain anyway. The ugly sound of booing during AFL matches is something you don’t hear at other football codes.

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Booing Is Bad Form

Predominantly white members of the Collingwood crowd booing Lance Franklin at the MCG. North Melbourne fans at Marvel Stadium booing throughout the match against Sydney whenever the umpire’s whistle went against their team. Essendon crowds boo a lot at stuff they don’t like on-field and the negativity sings a nasty song. The booing of Jason Horne-Francis by the crowd was a travesty. Sustained booing is the ugly sound of mob rule. You have paid to watch a spectacle, don’t spoil it for everybody else. Make noise in other ways, yell and shout for sure, but don’t boo it is really bad form.

It is the orchestrated sound of white trash.

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The Booing Of Adam Goodes

“the booing of Adam Goodes and its impacts. [For international readers, Adam Goodes is an indigenous Australian who is a highly decorated player in the Australian Football League and has previously been named ‘Australian of the Year’] Over the past month or so, Adam Goodes has been the subject to ever-increasing ‘booing’, each time he gets involved in the AFL match that his team, the Sydney Swans, are playing. My first real exposure to it came on Friday night, when Hawthorn were playing Sydney in a televised match and the response of the crowd whenever Adam Goodes was near the ball became louder and louder throughout the match. Since then it has significantly escalated. It has been often discussed in the media, with all sorts of ‘commentators’ and ‘celebrities’ weighing in on either side of the debate, or with ‘reasons’ why people are booing him. Much of this has been unhelpful, and has only served to divide the community around the issue and inflame the situation. It has now become so bad that Adam Goodes has taken extended leave from the club and will not be playing football this weekend.”

The above excerpt from an article on the booing of  Adam Goodes, which occurred some 7 years ago, is a timely reminder of the impact of this ugly crowd behaviour on human beings. Adam Goodes, a champion of the AFL, was booed out of the game. Crowd booing is tribal behaviour and the many must be made aware of the consequences of their actions upon their target.

Football teams want their passionate fans to be involved but they don’t want their fellow sportsmen being vilified via booing. Nobody wants to be the target of mob rule booing.

AFL is, in my opinion, the greatest football code in the world. It is our Indigenous game. Victorian AFL match day crowds need to stop spoiling it for others by their ugly booing. Pull your heads in and take a breath. The players don’t want it, the coaches don’t want it, most fans don’t want it, and the clubs don’t want it.

The ugly sound of booing during AFL matches – give it a permanent rest.

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