Infotainment Factory: Fans unload on 'disgraceful' new Bulldogs jersey

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Fans unload on 'disgraceful' new Bulldogs jersey


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Ahead of the 2019 AFL season, the Western Bulldogs unveiled a special 'Thor' jersey for their Round 1 clash against the Sydney Swans.

The Bulldogs' clash against the Swans will be the first played at the newly-named Marvel Stadium this year, and the jersey pays homage to the character played by Australian actor Chris Hemsworth.

The jersey was revealed by Bulldogs skipper Eastern Wood and he explained how the Bulldogs playing group had embraced the opportunity to play in Marvel Stadium's first AFL fixture.

“It will be a special occasion for us, as a tenant club, to be part of the first AFL game since Marvel secured the naming rights of Docklands Stadium,” he said.

https://twitter.com/westernbulldogs/status/1105414406630825985?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

“The club worked closely with the players to come up with the design of the guernsey, and it has been enthusiastically supported by the playing group.

“Kids see us as superheroes and role models, just as they see the Marvel characters on the big screen, and now we can combine the two through footy, which is a unique and exciting opportunity.”

Bulldogs legend Doug Hawkins, who appeared in 329 games in the famous red white and blue jersey between 1978 and 1994 said while he understood the promotion, he'd never play in such a jersey.

"Footy has changed and society has changed," Hawkins said on SEN.

Doug Hawkins

"I am living back in the ‘80s when we were all playing footy and we probably wouldn’t do that. We wouldn’t wear a jumper like that.

“If it’s a one off thing for a promotion to promote the club, the game or sponsors and stuff like that, you’d do it," Hawkins said.

"But you wouldn’t wear it more than once, surely?"

However, despite Wood and the Bulldogs' optimism surrounding the new-look jersey, members of the AFL community were not as enthusiastic.

https://twitter.com/rohan_connolly/status/1105432069906153479?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/roger_oldridge/status/1105580744825495552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/RileyBev/status/1105421242994122752?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Additionally, the Bulldogs faithful were left fuming at the decision.

https://twitter.com/BobBoblarr1/status/1105428886068719616?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/nic_westall/status/1105418676663050240?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Ahead of the 2019 AFL season, the Western Bulldogs unveiled a special 'Thor' jersey for their Round 1 clash against the Sydney Swans.

The Bulldogs' clash against the Swans will be the first played at the newly-named Marvel Stadium this year, and the jersey pays homage to the character played by Australian actor Chris Hemsworth.

The jersey was revealed by Bulldogs skipper Eastern Wood and he explained how the Bulldogs playing group had embraced the opportunity to play in Marvel Stadium's first AFL fixture.

“It will be a special occasion for us, as a tenant club, to be part of the first AFL game since Marvel secured the naming rights of Docklands Stadium,” he said.

https://twitter.com/westernbulldogs/status/1105414406630825985?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

“The club worked closely with the players to come up with the design of the guernsey, and it has been enthusiastically supported by the playing group.

“Kids see us as superheroes and role models, just as they see the Marvel characters on the big screen, and now we can combine the two through footy, which is a unique and exciting opportunity.”

Bulldogs legend Doug Hawkins, who appeared in 329 games in the famous red white and blue jersey between 1978 and 1994 said while he understood the promotion, he'd never play in such a jersey.

"Footy has changed and society has changed," Hawkins said on SEN.

Doug Hawkins

"I am living back in the ‘80s when we were all playing footy and we probably wouldn’t do that. We wouldn’t wear a jumper like that.

“If it’s a one off thing for a promotion to promote the club, the game or sponsors and stuff like that, you’d do it," Hawkins said.

"But you wouldn’t wear it more than once, surely?"

However, despite Wood and the Bulldogs' optimism surrounding the new-look jersey, members of the AFL community were not as enthusiastic.

https://twitter.com/rohan_connolly/status/1105432069906153479?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/roger_oldridge/status/1105580744825495552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/RileyBev/status/1105421242994122752?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Additionally, the Bulldogs faithful were left fuming at the decision.

https://twitter.com/BobBoblarr1/status/1105428886068719616?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/nic_westall/status/1105418676663050240?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://ift.tt/2J5PVBh
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