GREEDY FREMANTLE DOCKERS NOT GOOD SPORTS
The Thinking Allowed article in the Fremantle Herald by passionate Fremantle Dockers supporter Chris Lewis makes good points about corporate greed.
Lewis points out that the Dockers want cash for a lease they don’t pay for and that was handed to them rent-free by the City of Fremantle, which wanted to support the new club in 1994 and also gave them a loan guarantee.
Chris Lewis calls it “One of the most selfish one-sided community plays ever seen in Australian elite sport.”
Lewis, who led the Keep Freo in Freo campaign, for which I started the Facebook page, is very irate that the Dockers are happy to use the outstanding brand Fremantle in their name, even when they are moving to Cockburn in 2017, so maybe the City of Fremantle should insist the Dockers drop Fremantle from their name, similar to the Fitzroy Football Club when they moved to Brisbane and became the Brisbane Lions.
There is always something very unsavoury about corporate greed and a lack of values, and sport is moving more and more away from being community-minded. It’s all about money and the triple bottom line and paying often under performing young “stars’ and over-paid administrators big bucks at the expensive of the community and supporters.
The Fremantle Dockers’ demand for payment from the City of Fremantle to leave Fremantle Oval is a disgrace and should become a national shame for them!