BASHING AFL OPPONENTS UNCONSCIOUS IS STILL JUST A CULTURAL THING
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
This bloke, Richmond’s Bachar Houli, should have been outed for life for the way he king-hit an opposing player off the ball, but his sentence of two weeks’ suspension by the AFL Tribunal seemed more than a little curious.
Obviously there was more to this than met the eye and there were some sound reasons why he should not have been suspended at all. The word was, as a culturally, sensitive, devout Muslim he was not expected to be punished in any way. But he made two bad errors.
Apparently just as he was about to be let off altogether, he produced a reference from that smarmy, token fellow Muslim, from “The Project”. That silly move got him one week’s suspension from the Tribunal and then he was stupid enough to produce another reference from PM Turnbull that got him another week’s suspension....Two weeks altogether.
The Board agreed that the sentence was still a light one but admitted that there were cultural differences that needed to be taken into account.
The AFL has already agreed to provide more prayer rooms adjoining change areas to encourage more Muslim players to the game but refused a written request from the local mosque to provide AK47s after losing matches.
The AFL is still considering Eddie McGuire’s objection to IEDs being allowed to Richmond team members when playing Collingwood.