The AFL has confirmed this morning that it is currently working around the clock to fix the issue of crowdless stadiums.

This followed a weekend of empty stadiums, with the slight exception of a thousand or so at the Adelaide Oval, which left the games players directionless and wayward.

Begrudgingly speaking to The Advocate this morning, AFL boss Gillon McLachlan told us that getting some people into the ground is priority number one.

“Everyone could see the boys were a bit all over the shop. I mean it was like taking the training wheels off not having obese blokes drinking Carlton Draft screaming at them,” he said.

“When you learn to play in that environment where you are constantly being told how to kick, how to handball, how to tackle, where to be and then all of a sudden it’s gone, it’s quite a shock to the system,” he said.

“It would be like talking Daniel Riccardo’s radio away during a race.”

McLachlan explained that if worst comes to worst they will just have to blast that kind of crowd noise over the stadium speakers.

“Probably without the booing of Indigenous players, but we’ve gotta try and keep it realistic.”


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