There is a worrying trend in AFL fandom at the moment, and it is quite unsettling for anyone who has watched the game over a period of time.

No, this is not a lamentation of the game becoming soft, or someone pining for years gone by… kind of – it is more a realisation that attitudes have changed to the point something that has been one of the most admired parts of the game is now being derided as foolishness.


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