Oh AFL. You KNOBS.
If you haven't heard, after Alastair Clarkson got harassed by some *ahem* "fans" after the Hawks loss to the port scumbags the AFL has decided that coaches aren't allowed to walk back to the hotel after a match.
Are. You. Fucking. Serious?!
These FANS have done the wrong thing, and so the COACHES get punished?! This has to be a joke. Coaches should be allowed to leave the venue in whatever way they see fit. They should expect to be able to leave their workplace like everyone else and not be subject to harassment, in whichever manner they choose, whether they walk, drive or take a unicycle. I wouldn't be surprised if the AFL soon decides that players/coaches/officials aren't allowed to leave their hotels or homes at all except to train and play.
Of course, this isn't an isolated thing. Oh no no no no no. I'm sure many people have often told female relatives "You shouldn't wear revealing clothing" or "You shouldn't walk by yourself after dark".
Notice the similarity? That's right, because there are dick-heads in the world who are never adequately punished, innocent people who have done nothing wrong have their rights curbed "for their own safety". How about we actually punish people who make infringe upon the rights of others?
Oh, that's right, we need to remember the "rights of the perpetrator". As far as I'm concerned, those bleeding hearts who cry foul when criminals get less than 5 star treatment in prison have a severely whacked-out view of the world. The simple equation SHOULD be that if you infringe on the rights of others, then you lose your rights until you have repaid your debt to society and have learned to be a decent human being. Until we see this happening, innocent people will continue to have their rights curbed purely out of necessity to stay alive.
This is a pathetic message sent out by the AFL. They have not stood behind their coaches at all, and I am very disappointed.