Just hours after being cleared by the courts of assaulting a female at a night club, Greg Bird has been called into the Indigenous All Stars team.
Having not played in the NRL for about a year and a half now, and having two high profile court cases in which he was on trial (And cleared) of assaulting women, Bird has received an armchair ride into a game that quite honestly I couldn’t give a stuff about any more.
Lets make it clear for the lawyers out there, Greg Bird is completely innocent in the eyes of the law. I’m not here to accuse him of anything.
In general, Greg Bird is one of the most disliked players in the game. If you want to know why most people dislike him, go and ask them.
For the NRL to give Bird a walk up start, in a game that was supposed to be voted on by fans is an absolute disgrace!
In a game that is supposed to be a celebration about a number of great things about Rugby League in Australia and New Zealand, we now have an added angle that will completely turn off the causal sports fan and a number of women.
If you want to know why this will make women turn away from the sport, go and ask them.
To think that someone in the NRL thought this would be a good move is completely beyond me. Common sense is obviously not in play with a stupid decision such as this.
There are so many great Indigenous players would thoroughly deserve to take part in this game. Bloke that fans loving watching do well, who are respected members of the community and who would probably give and arm and a leg to play in a game like this and represent the oldest living culture in the world.
Instead, some idiot has made a terrible mistake and no one called them out on it!
This All Stars game is complete and utter rubbish as far as I’m concerned.
If you reach back through the site archives you will see, no one was more enthusiastic about this game when it was announced. I loved the idea, a great concept, one of those “I can’t believe this great idea is being done right….and by Rugby League!” moments.
However every step of the way this game has become nothing more than a farce. To the point where Greg Inglis, who has pulled out of this game as well as that ridiculous trail game in England called the World Club Challenge, has been seen surfing while having a supposed hip injury.
I have to watch this All Stars game simply because thats what I do, I talk about whats happening in Rugby League. I know a lot of people who won’t though.
You won’t find a single women who wants to see Greg Bird given an armchair ride into a game like this.
If you want to know why they are so pissed off, just ask them.
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