Port Adelaide’s decision to use a blockbuster Hollywood film about building an atomic bomb as motivation for the AFL final showdown with the Brisbane Lions has been criticized for being in ‘bad taste’
- Port Adelaide’s pre-match mode of inspiration was left field
- Face the Brisbane Lions on Saturday night in the AFL Qualifying Final
- Power coach Ken Hinkley said teamwork and common goals were key
Port Adelaide’s bizarre decision to take inspiration from a controversial Hollywood film about building an atomic bomb that ended World War II has been criticized by football fans online.
It follows star midfielder Ollie Wines being asked if the Power had used motivational themes ahead of Saturday night’s qualifying final against Brisbane at the Gabba.
The answer of wines – the film Oppenheimer – raised many eyebrows.
“It depends a little bit on how much work goes into something,” Wines told SEN Radio this week.
“So many people have to come together and work hard for several years… (as far as our team is concerned), this final campaign is not just something that’s been building to this year – it’s probably been the last four years.
Port Adelaide’s bizarre decision to take inspiration from a Hollywood film about building an atomic bomb that ended World War II has been criticized by football fans online (pictured, Power coach Ken Hinkley )
“The general idea of the film is that many people come together and work hard to achieve a common goal, which we hope will be a prime ministership for us.”
Stunned football fans couldn’t believe Port’s method of left-field inspiration.
“They may want to watch the movie again a few times because it’s a terrible take and incredibly insensitive to the themes discussed,” one person wrote on X (formerly Twitter).
Another posted: “Seems a little questionable to take inspiration from a biopic about the development of a nuclear weapon that killed hundreds of thousands of civilians. »
A third said: “The atomic bomb!! Seriously??? He tore more than he gathered.
Following an avalanche of criticism, Power coach Ken Hinkley said the collective goal was teamwork under pressure.
Hinkley also bristled that the film’s star, J. Robert Oppenheimer, was an inappropriate role model for his group of players.
Star midfielder Ollie Wines said the key theme derived from the Oppenheimer film is teamwork.
Brisbane ($1.50) are heavily favored to topple Ken Hinkley’s Port Adelaide ($2.70) at home in Saturday’s AFL qualifying final.
“Every club has a theme they can use at this time of year,” he told reporters before boarding a flight to Brisbane.
“The key thing, as I think Ollie explained incredibly well, is that it’s just a little story about how people had to come together over a long period of time to work very hard on just one thing to get a result.
“We’ve been doing this task (winning a flag) for quite a while, four or five years.”
Hinkley later admitted that he had not seen the film himself.
Brisbane ($1.50) are favorites to topple Port Adelaide ($2.70) at home, with the first bounce at 7:25 p.m. – the winner advances to the preliminary final.