Channel Nine shows its true colours
I’m sure everyone has seen the footage of the Bulldogs players at mad Monday celebrations. Like any other club in the NRL, it celebrated mad Monday with a bit of a “crazy” party, but Channel Nine has blown everything out of proportion.
And the Bulldogs do not need this considering it had a very successful season on and off the field in 2012.
It was a long and tough season, and the players have every right to tell a reporter to f-off if they are continually being annoyed while they are letting their hair down. They asked the Channel Nine reporters to leave them alone, but they didn’t. This could easily backfire on them. The club and game does not deserve this.
What really annoys me is that Channel Nine on Monday night could of easily picked something else to lead the news, such as Alan Jones and his remarks to the PM’s father; a plane missing with six people onboard; or even a news story on our troops in Afghanistan.
Instead they chose to lead the news coverage with Bulldogs players yelling out inappropriate comments to news reporters. The comments may not have been deserving, but Channel Nine brought them upon themselves. It’s absolutely absurd and disgraceful from the station who will be leading the rugby league coverage in the next few years.
Channel Nine got a helicopter over Belmore Sports Ground and a cameraman over the fence filming and obviously looking to cause trouble. Meanwhile, Channel Seven decided to do a very good story about the club’s successful season and an interview with Michael Ennis, while looking at the ‘funny’ side of the Bulldogs’s mad Monday celebrations.
The players have worked their backsides off all season and when they wanted to unwind and have a few drinks, the media are still at them. Channel Nine should and did get a mouthful, maybe not what they said but I understand the players’ disgust at the media.
Thank you, Channel Nine, for adding to the club’s bad image.
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