3 things to NOT like about Footy/Australian Rules Football/AFL/Aussie Rules?
- What happens with the players off the field! It is something a struggle with each time I watch a game knowing the number of players who have had drinking or drug issues; rape charges & uncharged; are rude in public. As key role models for kids in Australia, you would think that charges would be strict-but unfortunately they aren’t and the number of AFL players playing who are not actually good role models would astound you if we actually knew the stats!
- The drunken behaviour of AFL fans. It’s nice to go to a live game but more often than not, you find yourself around people who are either already drunk or closing in on it, or if you are really lucky you will be in the middle of a fight (about what I might ask – hmm the footy game?!)
- If you are not a big fan of sports, or perhaps have a number of different interests, this can be quite hard during footy season. If people aren’t trying to talk to about it, then just pick up the papers to see all the results/news/gossip splattered all over the papers (regardless if there was actually a more important sporting event taking place) or try and watch anything but footy on TV during the season!
What do I like about Footy?
You will see from my previous post that I had 5 points in the ‘Like’ category which can lead you to believe that I like footy more than I dislike footy which is true. I love going to watch, it’s exciting, I like dressing up, and it’s cheap. I just do my best to not think about the rest! How about you?