Over the course of 2007, the Anti-Football League board noticed a peculiar trend. Our annual best and fairest, the Douglas Wilkie medal, received many nominations for footballers past and present.
According to the AFL constitution, The ‘Wilkie’ is to be awarded to the person who “does the least for football in a given year, in the best and fairest manner”. Footballers, by their involvement in the game, should probably be immediately disqualified from nomination.
We therefore have decided to create a new award, presented to a footballer who displays the worst off field performance, in the preceding 12 months.
With the recent spate football ‘stars’ caught urinating on public buildings and denying the undeniable on talk shows, it shouldn’t be too hard to find an (un)worthy recipient of this inaugural prize.
The 2008 Winner wen to Brendan Fevola, notably having been seen in public -and the public press- in the following guise.
Other nominations were
- Sam Newman
- Alan Didak
- Wayne Carey
- Ben Cousins