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Don Furner embarrassed to be a Canberran.

By 4 May 2011 37

The SMH reports that despite all the Raiders have put their fans through in the last nine months they’re not happy with fan behaviour.

The car of a high-profile Canberra Raiders player has been vandalised as the NRL club’s boss Don Furner says he is embarrassed to be a Canberran following reports of abusive behaviour by fans towards players, families and even the club’s ballboys and cheergirls.

The CEO of the team that made Canberra globally famous for its lax animal sex laws is embarrased to be a Canberran?

UPDATE: LeagueHQ reports that the car was Matt Orford’s Audi.

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37 Responses to Don Furner embarrassed to be a Canberran.
#1
Mister Evil Breakfas3:03 pm, 04 May 11

Those bastard ballboys. Soft in defence and completely useless.

Seriously Donald (you don’t mind if I call you Donald, right?), I’m a smidge embarrassed that the Raiders are Canberran too.

#2
Chop713:09 pm, 04 May 11

I don’t see how smashing a car is going to make them play any better.

#3
Caractacus Potts3:44 pm, 04 May 11

Mungos eh, little dickenses!

#4
Erg03:50 pm, 04 May 11

As a Canberran who cares not a whit about the Raiders’ form, I resent Mr Furner’s attempt to link Canberrans as a whole with the behaviour of his club’s “supporters”.

#5
Holden Caulfield3:51 pm, 04 May 11

Maybe he just saw the latest video from the BrumbiesMediaCentre.

#6
Sleaz2745:05 pm, 04 May 11

Well rumour around the streets is that a rather rude aggressive fan made a rather big idiot of himself by confronting and abusing Furner’s wife after the game and in front of her child as well, scaring them both quite badly.

Security and police were asked to attend in the stadium and had to remove the guy, I’m not sure about charges being laid.

Obviously that and a few other incidents have got to Furner. Good teams stick together and support each other through a bad patch. Fans should do the same. If you want to only go for a winning side every week start barracking for the Magpies or Arsenal.

#7
LSWCHP5:06 pm, 04 May 11

I had my car vandalised by some arsehats near the Belco Labor club last year, and I was deeply disappointed that Mr Furner didn’t spring to my defence at the time.

The sooner these overpaid underperforming boofheads curl up and die, the better off we’ll all be. Same goes for the Brumbies.

#8
The_Bulldog5:07 pm, 04 May 11

I absolutely condemn the behaviour of the minority of clowns who think it’s okay to abuse cheerleaders. That is all.

Seriously though – when else have footy players had a dose of their own medicine? How many members of the public are fed up with the disgraceful behaviour of some footballers? Do we, then, feign embarassment for being sports fan? I’m not advocating this poor behaviour by any means whatsoever, but seriously, you can’t tar all Canberrians with the same brush.

I get the intent – but a poor choice of words Mr Furner.

#9
Calamity5:35 pm, 04 May 11

Erg0 said :

As a Canberran who cares not a whit about the Raiders’ form, I resent Mr Furner’s attempt to link Canberrans as a whole with the behaviour of his club’s “supporters”.

+1

#10
BerraBoy685:47 pm, 04 May 11

Wow! I never thought I’d have something in common with Furner or any Raider… I’m embarrassed he’s a Canberran too!

Seriously, get a grip Furner and stop lumping all of us in with those criticising you and your teams performance (ironically, they are your fans!). Most of us couldn’t give a toss about you or your team. After all your player have done in the past in giving your club such a great name (do you remember Carny and the dog abuser) I think you’d better lay off on those of us who are ordinary law abiding citizens.

#11
keepitup7:31 pm, 04 May 11

Sleaz274 said :

Well rumour around the streets is that a rather rude aggressive fan made a rather big idiot of himself by confronting and abusing Furner’s wife after the game and in front of her child as well, scaring them both quite badly.

It was probably the same dickhead sitting in front of me who got absolutely drunk on $5.80 per can VB, and with his wife and 3 kids looking on in horror proceeded to shout disgusting insults at the cheergirls as they walked past. Where was the Responsible Service of Alcohol?

#12
Holden Caulfield10:23 pm, 04 May 11

Sleaz274 said :

…Good teams stick together and support each other through a bad patch. Fans should do the same. If you want to only go for a winning side every week start barracking for the Magpies or Arsenal.

Arsenal! That’s actually quite funny, are you taking that show on the road?

#13
BerraBoy6811:57 pm, 04 May 11

Holden Caulfield said :

Sleaz274 said :

…Good teams stick together and support each other through a bad patch. Fans should do the same. If you want to only go for a winning side every week start barracking for the Magpies or Arsenal.

Arsenal! That’s actually quite funny, are you taking that show on the road?

Careful HC, as I dyed in the wool Gooner, raised on the terraces at Highbury, I take exception to your remark, as cutting (but accurate) as it may currently be:)

#14
dr phil6:24 am, 05 May 11

And next year when we are on top of the ladder they will be washing there cars, getting there wifes flowers and buying the cheer-girls drinks.

Now lets dig deep to find crap on the bulldogs….

#15
georgesgenitals7:57 am, 05 May 11

Calamity said :

Erg0 said :

As a Canberran who cares not a whit about the Raiders’ form, I resent Mr Furner’s attempt to link Canberrans as a whole with the behaviour of his club’s “supporters”.

+1

+2

#16
Thumper8:38 am, 05 May 11

When the going gets tough, the tough piss off and support another team.

#17
mcs9:31 am, 05 May 11

keepitup said :

Sleaz274 said :

Well rumour around the streets is that a rather rude aggressive fan made a rather big idiot of himself by confronting and abusing Furner’s wife after the game and in front of her child as well, scaring them both quite badly.

It was probably the same dickhead sitting in front of me who got absolutely drunk on $5.80 per can VB, and with his wife and 3 kids looking on in horror proceeded to shout disgusting insults at the cheergirls as they walked past. Where was the Responsible Service of Alcohol?

I don’t understand why you would shout insults at the cheergirls…. surely they were the only ones on the weekend worthy of getting cheered at.

#18
OutragedOne9:41 am, 05 May 11

WTF ‘Embarrassed to be a Canberra’ – Furner you are a tool… 1 out of 400,000 people did this and you insult the entire Canberra district… What a joke! No wonder people are fickle Raiders supporters when they are led by an absolute toolbag of a coach.. 0-7 yeah why hasn’t he been fired yet???

#19
RedDogInCan9:53 am, 05 May 11

Erg0 said :

As a Canberran who cares not a whit about the Raiders’ form, I resent Mr Furner’s attempt to link Canberrans as a whole with the behaviour of his club’s “supporters”.

There, I fixed that for you.

#20
RedDogInCan9:57 am, 05 May 11

RedDogInCan said :

Erg0 said :

As a Canberran who cares not a whit about the Raiders’ form, I resent Mr Furner’s attempt to link Canberrans as a whole with the behaviour of his club’s “supporters”.

There, I fixed that for you.

Dang, the comment preview allows strikethrough tags but they don’t show in the submitted comment. The words “the behaviour of” should have been crossed out.

#21
eily10:02 am, 05 May 11

Erg0 said :

As a Canberran who cares not a whit about the Raiders’ form, I resent Mr Furner’s attempt to link Canberrans as a whole with the behaviour of his club’s “supporters”.

Of course, they support their ‘supporters’ too don’t they? Few years ago a scout group, whom a friend’s kids belonged to, got permission (from stadium managment) to set up a fund raising sausage sizzle outside the stadium before a game.

The kids had barely set up when sercuity showed up and told them to ‘get lost’. And that ‘request’ came down from the Raiders’ management.

And this was only a year or so after the Raiders had begged poor and pleaded with Canberrans to support them and give them lots of money so they wouldn’t go bankrupt.

Those kids they so rudely told to ‘get lost’, had given much of their pocket money to do just that to support their team.

They broke a few hearts then.

#22
Rollersk8r10:38 am, 05 May 11

Aside from the vehicle damage the behaviour is nothing new. My sister was a Raiders cheergirl way back when they were unpaid kids who never travelled with the team or posed for calendars. The only thing Furner should be embarrassed about is his association with rugby league – and the home crowd who would bellow sexual comments at 12 year old girls every week.

#23
Shudai4:43 pm, 05 May 11

Well, if Don Furner has such a low opinion of Raider’s fans, I certainly won’t burden him with my presence at the next home game.

What an arrogant jerk.

#24
spinact7:18 pm, 05 May 11

Yawn. Who are these “Raiders” you all speak of?

#25
Erg04:40 pm, 06 May 11

RedDogInCan said :

RedDogInCan said :

Erg0 said :

As a Canberran who cares not a whit about the Raiders’ form, I resent Mr Furner’s attempt to link Canberrans as a whole with the behaviour of his club’s “supporters”.

There, I fixed that for you.

Dang, the comment preview allows strikethrough tags but they don’t show in the submitted comment. The words “the behaviour of” should have been crossed out.

Good point, poorly made. :P

#26
ozziecoops1:07 pm, 12 Jun 11

mr furner you are the embarrassment to all of Canberra. you only have to read all you statements over the last few yrs and every1 would know that you are a contradictory person. wonder what your next comment will be?

#27
Dr Strange2:15 pm, 12 Jun 11

RedDogInCan said :

RedDogInCan said :

Erg0 said :

As a Canberran who cares not a whit about the Raiders’ form, I resent Mr Furner’s attempt to link Canberrans as a whole with the behaviour of his club’s “supporters”.

There, I fixed that for you.

Dang, the comment preview allows strikethrough tags but they don’t show in the submitted comment. The words “the behaviour of” should have been crossed out.

+3

#28
ozziecoops3:09 pm, 20 Jun 11

hey u live in qbn not Canberra so go back across the border tellsome1 who cares, thats right every1 is the same bar you and the raiders are better than all of the Canberra ppl. but you are the worst offender of all ppl in Canberra and the most unaustralian i have ever met turning your back on an aussie olimpian and 2 raiders fans IN 1/2 TIME ENTERTAINMENT in there time of need when you and your club are responsible for there injuries thru your own negligence, isnt it a SHAME mr furner you dont remember when the raiders and there fans asked for the whole of canberra to help when they didnt have sponsors (1991) and in there time of need. but you and the board were so quick to distance your self from helping others that probably helped you in your time of need. THIS IS CERTAINLY MOST UNAUSTRALIAN ? oh and yes mr furner you said they were litigious ppl and you found this regrettable but 6 months later you are sueing the daily telegraph for defamation. SEEMS like 1 rule for you and the raiders and 1 for the ppl and fans. thought the fans were the most important ppl to you. 1 more thing MR FURNER YOU HAVE NO PPL SKILLS AND NO LEADERSHIP SKILLS YOU WANT TO COME SUE ME BRING IT ON.

#29
Classified3:20 pm, 20 Jun 11

ozziecoops said :

hey u live in qbn not Canberra so go back across the border tellsome1 who cares, thats right every1 is the same bar you and the raiders are better than all of the Canberra ppl. but you are the worst offender of all ppl in Canberra and the most unaustralian i have ever met turning your back on an aussie olimpian and 2 raiders fans IN 1/2 TIME ENTERTAINMENT in there time of need when you and your club are responsible for there injuries thru your own negligence, isnt it a SHAME mr furner you dont remember when the raiders and there fans asked for the whole of canberra to help when they didnt have sponsors (1991) and in there time of need. but you and the board were so quick to distance your self from helping others that probably helped you in your time of need. THIS IS CERTAINLY MOST UNAUSTRALIAN ? oh and yes mr furner you said they were litigious ppl and you found this regrettable but 6 months later you are sueing the daily telegraph for defamation. SEEMS like 1 rule for you and the raiders and 1 for the ppl and fans. thought the fans were the most important ppl to you. 1 more thing MR FURNER YOU HAVE NO PPL SKILLS AND NO LEADERSHIP SKILLS YOU WANT TO COME SUE ME BRING IT ON.

FOTW?

#30
ozziecoops3:44 pm, 20 Jun 11

Sleaz274 said :

Well rumour around the streets is that a rather rude aggressive fan made a rather big idiot of himself by confronting and abusing Furner’s wife after the game and in front of her child as well, scaring them both quite badly.

Security and police were asked to attend in the stadium and had to remove the guy, I’m not sure about charges being laid.

Obviously that and a few other incidents have got to Furner. Good teams stick together and support each other through a bad patch. Fans should do the same. If you want to only go for a winning side every week start barracking for the Magpies or Arsenal.

READ MY POST STAND BY THEM WAT ABOUT THEM WITH THERE FANS

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