One of the aims of REFORM THE AFL is an end to the moral preaching from AFL House. Going to the footy gives fans the chance to escape from the realities and pressures of modern life for a few hours each weekend.

We go to the footy to support our teams, not to be preached to. And given the behavior of some of the AFL’s senior executives, the AFL is hardly in a position to lecture people on how they should behave.

Footy may well be a religion to many, but AFL House is not the Vatican and Gillon McLachlan is not the Pope.

Of course, it’s important that our great game plays a role in making our society the best that it can be. But enough with the moral posturing, it’s unnecessary.