Check your balls! Queensland Health makes a hilarious blunder, reminding AFL fans of social distance
- Queensland Health used the AFL Grand Final to promote social detachment
- Authorities urged football fans to keep three AFL footballs apart at all times
- But eagle-eyed fans were quick to point out that it didn’t count up to 5 feet
- The health service was beaten online for the shameful blunder
Queensland Health was slapped online for making an embarrassing blunder while trying to remind AFL fans of social aloofness.
The health department urged football fans to keep ‘three AFL balls’ separate to promote social distance ahead of Saturday night’s AFL Grand Final.
How do you visualize 1.5 m? Today we use about three AFL balls, ‘they wrote.
When it comes to social distance, it doesn’t matter what you visualize, the important thing is to keep a safe distance of 5 feet from others.
Queensland Health urged football fans to keep ‘three AFL balls’ separate to promote social distance ahead of Saturday night’s AFL Grand Final
The AFL Grand Final will be held Saturday night for the first time in the sport’s history in Gabba, Queensland (Photo: Tom Lynch of the Tigers warms up for the game)
“If you go to a busier place this weekend, wash or disinfect your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, and stay home if you’re not feeling well!”
But eagle-eyed fans were quick to point out that the measurements were wrong.
“What kind of AFL ball is half a meter long,” someone wrote.
‘A football is 11-12 inches, maximum 30 cm. 1.5m is FIVE footballs. If you can’t give good information, just shut it down instead of giving bad information, ‘wrote another.
“I’m not sure this is correct,” added a third.
Others took the opportunity to ask if thousands of people could cram into a stadium while preaching physical aloofness.
But eagle-eyed fans were quick to point out that the measurements were wrong
“I’m not sure this is correct,” added a third
Seriously, two footy grand finals this weekend, will bet social aloofness doesn’t get into the equation. Double standards at its best!
“What nonsense!” one follower wrote.
‘Social distance with a football, then you push everyone into the stadium to watch the AFL. Yes, it makes sense !! another wrote.
Queensland Health finally admitted its mistake after hundreds of angry comments on social media.
“Oops, we got our numbers a little wrong,” the health department wrote.
Queensland Health finally admitted its mistake after hundreds of angry comments on social media
‘But at least we’re talking to you about the five feet, right?
The premiership match will be held for the first time in the sport’s history Saturday night in Gabba, Queensland.
Rain initially threatened to put a damper on the AFL Grand Final.
But a break in wild weather gave the green light for the game between the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats.
Cats star Gary Ablett Junior (pictured) was carried off the field within the first five minutes of the game
Cats star Gary Ablett Junior was carried off the field within the first five minutes of the game.
He grimaced in pain after slapping his shoulder to the ground while being tackled by an opponent.
But fans were ecstatic when he returned to the field a short time later.