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Football came under renewed attack from sections of the media that would appear to be still hellbent on destroying what they see as ‘the un-Australian sport’.
They certainly will not succeed because the horse has already bolted but, gee whiz, have they caused some damage!
There is no point in refusing to recognise this: football is in trouble on several ‘domestic’ fronts and the family must stick together if the game is to survive the latest onslought from outside.
News Corp Australia’s legally dangerous decision to name and shame 198 fans who are banned from watching football in Australia and New Zealand was yet another example of kicking the game when it is down. Nothing new there.
The inflammatory article and the unsavoury aftermath may have brought rival fans together but will also have caused serious collateral damage to the game as it tries to establish itself in mainstream Australia.
Most of the points raised by columnist Rebecca Wilson are at best questionable and at worst plain wrong and ridiculous.The trouble Elastico Superfly UK is a few people believe Wilson so it would be unwise to dismiss her vitriolic venom as merely a prime example of Australia’s old-fashioned anti-football mafia at work.
Shock jock Alan Jones would say anything preposterous to boost his radio ratings so he should be treated with the contempt he deserves after comparing A-League violence with the terrorist atrocities in Paris.
Wilson’s brazen attack, however, carried more weight, mostly due to the big-story treatment it was given by The Sunday Telegraph: front page and double-page spread.
Hers was a sinister, malicious and exaggerated slur on football and its culture, which understandably sparked a massive reaction from the football fraternity of clubs, players, fans and media.
With the exception of Football Federation Australia, that is.
The governing body’s silence Adidas ACE 16.1 uk while all hell broke loose was deafening.
It issued statements denying it leaked the controversial list, urging fans to Nike Elastico Pro III Sale stop threatening Wilson and citing a largely unknown mechanism giving banned fans a right to appeal.
Yet it essentially left the game to hang out to dry.Not once did FFA denounce News Corp for defaming the game and its followers by betraying the banned fans’ right to privacy and confidentiality.
The last week provided an ideal scenario for FFA to quell the Cheap Mercurial Superfly UK widespread discontent at its modus operandi by staunchly defending our maligned game but it chose not to.
No Cheap Magista Obra UK way former bosses David Hill or John O’Neill would have let the game be trodden on in such a way without coming out strongly in its defence.
Where is the leadership when you need it?
The fans at large made their feelings known at the weekend when hundreds of active spectators walked out of matches at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne and Central Coast Stadium in Gosford in protest at FFA’s refusal to go in to bat for its customers, sorry, its stakeholders.