Politicians of all stripes have been putting out increasingly shrill media releases as part of a campaign to “save” AFL in the ACT.
Senator Humphries has taken it to a new level with a release warning that the “curse of Skase” haunts Carrara Stadium and any team playing there is doomed to failure and ignominy.
Our dear bearded one is by no means alone in this charade. But he has gone the extra mile to look stupid. Three games a year was always an ugly compromise that did little to build the game in the ACT while undermining the once strong local league.
And at the end of the day Manuka Oval has never been up to the task and no Government has been willing to spend the money required to make it competitive.
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All the bleating just masks the reality that neither side of politics was willing to do what it takes and are now trying to use spin to cover for substance. If they’re genuinely interested in the well-being of “AFL fans” they’d be directing this energy into pushing local TV to show more games at decent hours.