I'm glad you explained it simply. Can you write Foxtel's web site for them? After I wasted time trying to work it out ....
And Tahs fans only boo their own. Or Richie McCaw. Actually not even him. When he got sent off the last time we cheered (not him, the yellow card).
In over 20 years of attending the major football codes, the sad fact is the sports with the highest bogan quotient have the worst behaviour. AFL in Sydney is better than league (it seems to have a different demographic to the southern states), but rugby is better again than AFL. Football is better than league and probably on a par with AFL or better.
I am a long standing Tahs season pass holder, and we make an effort not to swear or be abusive. We certianly heckle and have a go, but the idea is that kids are often around. Other fans, often away fans, that don't behave like that get policed. I.e. told to pull their head in, and if they maintain it they get heckled - social shaming.
Hopefully the entire Goodes fiasco causes a bit of introspection and fans to start behaving better, but I wouldn't hold my breath. But the first part of fixing a problem is recognising you have one.
The AFL is savvy enough to realise this hurts the "brand", might put off sponsors, and needs to be seen to be dealt with.
Best piece on this issue. Without. A Doubt.
Can we nominate this for a Walkely for Sports journalism?