The AFL has sent Carlton a & # 39; please explain & # 39; message because their fans have been setting up a chant for decades that has been an Australian sporting tradition for decades.
The Blues cheer squadron sits in the warm water of the board because the fans & # 39; The referee is a bastard & # 39; sing during the club's round-eight clash against arch-rival Collingwood in the MCG on 11 May.
The Blues army behind the targets could not control their anger after referees had made a series of controversial decisions against their club in the final quarter of the match, causing Collingwood to rush home for a narrow victory.
The cheerleader of Carlton Blues is in hot water with the AFL about their behavior during a recent competition
An AFL spokesperson confirmed Daily Mail Australia that a notification was sent to the Carlton club last week.
He also confirmed that the competition is investigating the use of a drum by the cheer squadron during the game, as instruments are not allowed while playing.
& # 39; They were asked to stop at a competition official and they didn't, & # 39; said the spokesman.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Carlton club for comments.
The umpires copped abuse by Carlton fans over a wave of controversial calls during the recent loss of the Blues & Collingwood (photo) at the MCG on May 11
Fans and former players have sparked the debate.
& # 39; The AFL certainly has more important issues than this, & # 39; told the AFL legend Kane Cornes of Port Adelaide Tuesday evening.
One fan replied: & # 39; The Carlton cheerleader acted on behalf of each AFL fan and player in extreme disappointment and confusion about the referee's lack of standards and responsibility this season. & # 39;
The AFL has been kicking harder against the referee in recent weeks.
Sydney Swans defender Dean Rampe was a fine of $ 10,000 ($ 5,000 suspended) for telling a referee, & # 39; You sound like a little girl, & # 39; in the final seconds of their round-eight clash against Essendon at the SCG.
The outburst of anger about despised sports figures has been an Australian tradition since the 1980s
Carlton veteran Dale Thomas was fined $ 7500, but escaped the suspension for calling a border referee a & # 39; f *** ing cheat & # 39; during their nasty loss against the GWS Giants in Sydney on Sunday.
The competition also crunches on crowd behavior after a recent wave of quarrels between fans during competitions.
The & # 39; w *** er & # 39; song of Australian fans in the direction of despised sports figures dates from the early 1980s.
Sir Richard Hadlee, New Zealand's Cricket legend, was the first to join the taunt and overreact.
The all-rounder from Kiwi admitted that it took some years to get used to, along with a few words of advice from an Australian arch rival.
Carlton was on their way to their second win of the season against Collingwood on May 11 before a series of controversial calls against them stormed the Magpies home
((Former captain of the Australian test) Greg (Chappell) said he has forgotten the distractions and talks to the ball, and at the end of the day I took more Test wickets against Australia than any other country, & # 39; Sir Hadlee told Fox Sports & # 39; The back page in 2015.
& # 39; I think it went pretty well. Greg said the only thing I had to remember was that if they were right, they would judge you and at the end of the day it was a compliment. & # 39;
When he was knighted in 1990, Hadlee received a letter from Australian cricket legend Sir Don Bradman who welcomed him to the knights club, along with a cartoon show an Aussie fan yelling over a border fence: & # 39; Hadlee is an alarm clock & # 39 ;.
Hadlee & # 39; s answer: & # 39; It's Sir Wicker for you. & # 39;
Australian fans remembered their nickname for Sir Hadlee for years later with a banner spotted by Socceroos fans in the active support area of Fanatics during the 2006 World Cup.
2019 was a season to forget for Carlton and their fans, with only one win of nine games
Rugby competition fellow Wally Lewis from Queensland also often suffered from the & # 39; w *** er & # 39; taunt of NSW fans during the State of Origin games in the 1980s.
& # 39; You know you've done something if you have more than 42,000 people at the SCG who are all chanting & # 39; Wally is an asshole! & # 39; unison, & Lewis said Wide World of Sports in 2013.
& # 39; I was hit once by a beer can down there, needed three stitches; I certainly didn't have many fans in NSW. & # 39;
The most recent athlete to copulate the song was retired North Queensland Cowboys star Johnathan Thurston, who always used the tag of opposition supporters as a place of honor.
& # 39; Thurston is a jerk, that's a good memory to take with you, & # 39; he said to the Sydney Morning Herald after fans launched the song in 2013.
& # 39; I think I'm a good guy, so it hurts a little … no it doesn't – it's all part of the atmosphere. I really enjoy it. & # 39;
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