Monday, 6 April 2009
I remember in my youth they used to introduce the weekly footy show on Hobart radio with a ditty about how "you've got to be a football hero, to get along with the beautiful girls." These days I'm not so sure about that getting along bit. Last season rugby league had a bout of bad publicity when one of that game's stars faced allegations of assaulting his girl friend. Without waiting for the matter to come to a criminal trial, the National Rugby League stepped in to have the player banned from the competition. Now it is the turn of the Australian Football League to let its fans know what it thinks of them cheering a "hero" facing charges of assaulting a girl friend. The only surprise so far about the allegations against Adelaide Crows player Nathan Bock is how the southern states papers have downplayed the story compared with how those north of the Victorian border treated the rugby league incident last year.
Posted by Richard Farmer at 14:46