Australian Temperance League

Fremantle forward Michael Frederick has been suspended by the club for one match after consuming alcohol during a six-day break between games.

Frederick, who has kicked five goals in the last two weeks during wins over Melbourne and Brisbane Lions, consumed alcohol following the round 12 win over the latter, which “fell short of team standards” given the short break between matches.

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19 Responses to Australian Temperance League

  1. Fat Tony says:

    Give ’em a break – they probably worried about blackfellas and grog

  2. Shy Ted says:

    I wonder how they found out. Need an audit of all the fridges in the boys homes. Only fair.

  3. NoFixedAddress says:

    Who still watches woke sport anymore?

    It is just another tax sinkhole that has nothing to do with some ancient notion of sport!

  4. Perfidious Albino says:

    From all reports, spectator numbers are way down for AFL generally. Now that the ‘habit’ is broken after 2+ years of Covid BS and expanding wokeism, people are rethinking how they want to spend their time and money.

  5. Davey Boy says:

    no idea who the mentioned teams or people are. Where do they sit in the intersectionality matrix? That’s what is really important, and will determine what reaction we should have. A lady on Twitter told me so.

  6. Perplexed of Brisbane says:

    So no Stubbies and Darts at half-time anymore?

  7. cuckoo says:

    From all reports, spectator numbers are way down for AFL generally.

    Saw some coach on telly the other night basically pleading for supporters to show up for the games. As for drinking it might be time for a new edition of Keith Dunstan’s masterly study Wowsers. We need it more than ever.

  8. C.L. says:

    After watching – strike that; being forced to watch – the “welcome to country” for the State of Origin this week, I realised for the first time that I won’t be following league much longer.

    The ground announcer introduced it as if it was customary: “Please be upstanding for…” No, I’m not standing for a witch doctor imparting a heathen ‘blessing’ on me.

    Then the sour, aggro “proud woman” of some supposed tribe or other lectured the assembled masses about what “we” all have to think and believe about Aborigines – finished off with the FU-all ‘was, is, always will be’ declaration.

  9. C.L. says:

    I’d be interested to know how much white fella’s cash the Welco witch doctors extort from sporting bodies to perform these loathsome rites. My guess is a lot.

  10. Boxcar says:

    Govt gouges taxes, dishes it out to compliant wokesters mesmerised by the dollars, and bend over to push whatever political agenda to preserve that cashflow.
    Outside the massive, gormless bureaucracy, no-one gives a rats about Covid, climate change, racism, religion, homo’s, fake wars, the sex change shit, etc.
    Footy is war, not the Kabuki they have converted it into.
    There was a time when a player’s badge of honour was to finish out the game covered in blood, now he has to get off in case of the latest disease.

  11. Rockdoctor says:

    First they started cracking down on booze at the footy, light beer just goes through you like a sieve.

    Then had rent a cops hassling larrikin behaviour in the crowds. That’s when I stopped attending stadiums.

    Then the AFL started with their BS on every lefty fad going. I stopped watching AFL.

    Then the NRL started with the race based division like the all stars and later Ernie Dingo’s confected smoking ceremony. I stopped watching NRL.

    Then came the crusade by the ARU against Folou, whom I didn’t have a lot of time for. I was so disgusted by his treatment I stopped watching RU.

    Later we’ve seen this push on chicks in masculine sports from all sides, you know what I actually don’t miss sport any more. Pretty sad as I have played soccer, rugby league, rugby union and Australian rules footy at lower grade competition levels and enjoyed it.

    I don’t go to sport for a political lecture, I get that in nearly every facet of public life from signage to divisive custodian statements by airlines. I used to go for a beer, enjoyment of the big hits/marks, occasional biff and just to escape. When they drop the BS and like the above let boys be boys then I will be back but aren’t holding my breath.

  12. NoFixedAddress says:

    How much taxpayer money is pissed against the wall of so called ‘sport’?

  13. Fat Tony says:

    How much taxpayer money is pissed against the wall of so called ‘sport’?

    Cricket was better when they had to have a second job to suppoprt themselves (eg with B&H)

  14. Rockdoctor says:

    Agreed totally Tony, I am just old enough to remember cigarette advertising and smoking sections of trains/aeroplanes.

  15. C.L. says:

    What saddens me is that all of these young men are so in thrall to their governors and the money that there is literally no line they won’t toe to hang on to their positions.

    Executives fine them for saying the “wrong thing,” control their down-time, script their political opinions, make them wear pink or rainbow and require them to dump their religious scruples. None of them ever stand up and say ‘no.’ The sporting bodies like to think they’re cultivating these men but in reality they’re denuding them of character and strength of mind. The end result is sameness. No Lethal Leighs, no Lenny Pascoes, no David Campeses practicing their kicks during the Haka.* Just generic automatons.

    * Listen to the commentator saying “it’s all a matter for individual preference.” That was 1991.

  16. Mantaray says:

    Any sports fan or fans care to comment on the latest debate…….

    Should the Cowboys’ (North Qld…for those ill-informed who prefer to watch AFL ponces in too-tight shorts crying about shoulder slaps etc) women’s team in the WNRL be known as Cowboys, or Cowgirls? Should….not will!

  17. Terry says:

    ‘Cowboys, or Cowgirls?’
    Reverse Cowgirls?

  18. Terry says:

    ‘Cowboys, or Cowgirls?’
    Reverse Cowgirls?

    …or, how about “The Cocksucking Cowboys”. Sponsored by Baileys & Butterscotch Schnapps. We could get the ghost of Heath Ledger to do the smoking ceremony… 😛

  19. Entropy says:

    I couldn’t care less what they are called.

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