28 July, 2015. 10:32
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact
The greater AFL community is in damage control today after another Sydney Swans player has shown symptons of a deadly outbreak at Subiaco Oval on Sunday.
The West Coast Eagles fans remain in shock after witnessing Lewis Jetta throw a make-believe spear at the crowd in an aggressive manner. As a result, all Indigenous players in the Australian Football League have been placed in quarantine for fear that the deadliness might spread.
“The Southern Football League (AFL) is very familiar with this behaviour… and it would be naive for us to think that this isn’t a concern,” says outspoken media personality and unofficial authority on race relations in the AFL, Eddie Mcguire.
“Either [Jetta] is forgetting his place as a black guest in a white game… or it is something much deadlier”
Jetta, however, says he was very well aware of what he was doing. The 26-year-old Nyoongar star has stated he was simply sticking up for good friend, Adam Goodes, when he directed a war dance at West Coast fans who were booing his mate for being “too deadly”.
Two-time premiership player and dual Brownlow medallist, Adam Goodes was booed every time he touched the ball by the Eagles’ crowd during Sydney’s 52-point loss at Subiaco Oval on Sunday.
It was early in the final term when Jetta kicked Sydney’s sixth goal of the match and copied Goodes’s now famous Indigenous war cry from earlier in the season.
A supporter was reportedly evicted from block 117 at Subiaco Oval after being reported to security by nearby spectators for allegedly racially taunting Goodes.
However, in what can only be described as a massive inconvenience for the AFL, local Indigenous leaders have urged professional Indigenous footballers, from all codes, to continue throwing as many imaginary spears at racist fans as possible – as both the AFL and NRL head into their respective final rounds.
“Who remembers when Wendell pretended to play the didgeridoo on the corner-post during the inaugural NRL All Stars match? That’s how deadly we want this weekend to be” says a well-known Indigenous agitator.
“Throw as many spears as possible, shake a leg, play the didge… let’s make them boo”
It is not yet known how Australian audiences will be able handle any hysteria that may arise if this deadly outbreak can not be contained.