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AFL and the biased politics of sport

17 July 2017

2:05 PM

17 July 2017

2:05 PM

Politics thrives and prospers on power.

Power seeps through winning over the masses.

Where are the masses in Australia? Watching sport.

Where better to see with total clarity the status quo of Australian politics? Aussie Rules Football.

Over the last few days, we’ve seen the game wholly trashed and lost to the feminist rhetoric that both leading political parties are leaning on.

Two senior executives resigned from the AFL following sexual relationships with younger members of staff. Executives Simon Lethlean and Richard Simkiss both apologised as they meekly closed the door behind them. There’s now talk of a return, let’s see how that plays out.

Of course, Aussie Rules has long been intertwined with politics. Politicians have repeatedly raided the field to tap into popularity. The media opportunities are huge. It’s an easy win.

Yes, both men are married with children. The affairs were, without doubt, poor and damaging decisions. However, this isn’t a leftist conversation about “power”, “influence”, “mistreatment” or “privilege”. It is simply a matter of sexual attraction.

There are no complaints from either women. This is not a “men behaving badly” script as left-wing media are having a field day flogging.

These were, in fact, consenting adults. Yes, women are grown-ups too. Jog on with your frail victimhood culture; it’s not a team with a sparkling future. The masses don’t want to sign up, don’t you see?

Shorten’s no better than Turnbull on this; both have fallen for the fraudulent gender-biased narrative. As so it trickles down through organisations and lands on the footy field.

This whole incessant AFL hoopla is purely to make a pro female political statement. If you really want to discuss the politics of power, shall we start by finding a strong politician who will actually voice the truth?

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