So what can you say? AFL fan is barred from attending games after shouting a seemingly innocent comment from the stands – but the nice footy police find it & # 39; offensive & # 39;
- AFL fan has been banned from shouting a comment while playing
- He was banned because he shouted: & # 39; Be consistent, you green maggot! & # 39; to a referee
- The cheerleader chefs from Richmond Tigers said the comment & # 39; offensive and bullying & # 39; used to be
An AFL fan has been banned from three games to make a seemingly innocent comment – but the cheerleader chiefs said the comment was & # 39; offensive & # 39 ;.
The Cheer Tuck member of Richmond Tigers was banned after it was unveiled this week. He screamed & be consistent, you green Maggot! & # 39; to a referee while playing, The Herald Sun. reported.
While some cheerleader members wondered if the punishment was too harsh, the tigers' cheerleader chiefs said the & # 39; offensive and harassing & # 39; used to be.
The Cheer Tuck member of the Richmond Tigers was banned after it was unveiled this week. He shouted: & # 39; Be consistent, you green Maggot! & # 39; to a referee (stock)
In a memo sent to members, cheerleader chiefs addressed the issue of shouting out comments to referees, saying that the ban on three games could have been much worse.
& # 39; We ask that cheer squadl members refrain from making random comments about whoever, whether this is on the pitch or not, & # 39; according to the memo.
The message said that the tigers take the problem of bullying very seriously and if someone does, they can be confronted with disciplinary action by the cheer squadron, the club or the AFL.
After & # 39; many negotiations with the competition & # 39; and Richmond, the man's penalty for shouting from the referee to the referee was reduced from 12 months to three games.
The memo also states that the football field is the referee's place of work and that any abuse directed at them or an official on the field is not tolerated.
But according to AFL Fans & Association Vice President and Richmond cheer squadron member Cheryl Critchley, members fear they will be punished for being passionate.
AFL spokesman Jay Allen said that cheer squads are an important part of every club, so the competition has asked clubs to deal with incriminating complaints immediately.
While some cheerleader members wondered if the punishment was too harsh, the tigers' cheerleader chiefs said the comment & # 39; offensive and harassing & # 39; laundry (stock image)
& # 39; All fans can and should passionately support their team and game, but there are standards of language, behavior, and behavior for the enjoyment of all supporters, & # 39; said Mr. Allen.
While Richmond confirmed that the man was banned for three games, this did not confirm that he was aware of a possible suspension of 12 months.
The club has indicated that it is also a session & # 39; cultural awareness & # 39; will help to inform members about what behavior is considered appropriate and what is not.
In the wake of the ban, Carlton also received a "please explain" request after one of his players reportedly an umpire a & # 39; w ** ker & # 39; has named.
Mrs. Critchley said, while the AFL Fans & Association does not approve of violent, racist, sexist, homophobic and similar acts, fans should be able to show their support.
& # 39; Instead of focusing its most dedicated diehards on temporary brain blurring, the AFL should do more to educate all supporters about what is and isn't appropriate, & # 39; she said.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the AFL for comments.
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