Fans of the Canberra Raiders should be applauded for showing great initiative by introducing the ‘Viking Clap’ to support their team in the NRL.
What a great concept for not only Canberra and their fans, but also for the game of rugby league.
To see fans so passionate and united about supporting their team is refreshing and a much needed positive for the game of rugby league which has been much maligned recently.
There is a fine line however that shouldn’t be crossed. This was evidenced when both Michael Ennis and Jack Bird mimicked and taunted the Canberra fans by appearing to return serve with their own version of the ‘Viking Clap’ after the Canberra versus Cronulla Match.
It seemed to antagonise a number of the Raiders fans who were obviously annoyed as they must have thought that the Mickey was being taken out of them. You would like to think and hope that it was a bit of good natured banter on the part of Ennis and Bird.
Hopefully other team’s fans will follow suit and introduce their own innovative concepts to support their team. It only adds to the atmosphere and must surely give the teams a huge boost to feel and hear the groundswell of support for them.