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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old June 1st, 2003, 12:42 Thread Starter
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Umpires Pretty Colours

Caught a game of AFL this weekend on TV (it was the north Melbourne game) and I noticed that the umpires were wearing bright coloured uniforms.

Why did the AFL do this? was it becasue the umpires uniform was similar to some teams or was it so the crowd could know were to hurl the abuse. is every game like this?

personally i think they look pretty silly.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old June 1st, 2003, 13:13
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Because they look similar to the team colours, which I personally don't think they do. Some clubs (cough*COLLINGWOOD*cough) are stubborn and don't want to change colours.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old June 1st, 2003, 14:47
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They did this so that players would not 'bump' into them while they back out of ruck contests. It was suggested by the suspended players so that they can easily tell were they are.

Plus, it helps us now where they are so we can abuse them :fero:
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old June 2nd, 2003, 14:56
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This was overdue for far to long,around the world Referees,Officials etc have adjusted to this wearing different colours to avoid clashing with Team colours is an excellent idea.

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