2012 Anti-Football Day

Fellow sufferers

Our annual protest lunch is on as usual for 2012 at the North Fitzroy Star Hotel on Saturday the 29th of September. See Google Map. The event starts around 12:30pm and finishes around 4pm when some of us are forced to leave to beat the post-game crush on public transport.

As you know, there are no TVs in the hotel so we can enjoy our lunch, drinks and conversation in blissful ignorance of the circus taking place in nearby Jolimont.

The other AFL’s annual report shows a $382,175,000 profit in 2011 and I reckon that’s after a fair bit of it is pumped into advertising. The real AFL only made about $30 profit last year and Veronica gave it to a charity. Our only source of income is people using the F(ooty)-word and putting coins in the penalty jar as punishment. We therefore rely on you for advertising our lunch and spreading the word to all sympathetic souls you know. Perhaps some of you young switched-on people can use that internet thingy to help us “go viral”.

5 thoughts on “2012 Anti-Football Day

  1. And the scooter parking is quite excellent out the front of the Star. Unfortunately, due to a family birthday on Saturday night, my ignorance record of the results will, I fear, not be broken this year.

  2. Have a great lunch with like-minded people. I am proud to say I have never attended an AFL or VFL match and never will. F……l was a great game until money became the dominant factor and the players became ‘heros’. Playing for the love of the game is now too blurred and hidden by dollars and fame. Country f……..l in the 60′s and 70′s was a hoot, but it too has died a slow death.
    Enjoy yourselves on Saturday.
    Bonnie

  3. I thoroughly support the anti football league. Enough of this yearly garbage. Enough is enough. Keith Dunstan was a great friend in a time of need. It certainly did not include anything to do with football. The burning football ceromony is etched in my mind as a memerable occasion.
    FRegards Tim Matthews. Cheers to all.

  4. $382,175,000 profit? Oh good. That means that they can afford adequate compensation to all the businesses, like mine, that suffer on grand final day.
    I took all of $99.90 on September 29, which is actually the greatest total sales I’ve ever had on a grand final. I actually had SEVERAL people in the shop, which is also up on previous grand final day numbers of “one or two”. :)
    Could this mean that there are more people not giving a rodent’s rear end about the game? One hopes so.

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