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14
Oct
08

Australian Football Sounds Like a Fun Time

I have no idea how Australian rules Football works, is it the same as American football? Some weird combination of rugby and football? Whatever, it doesn’t matter. This story from Melbourne makes the Australian Football League sound extremely interesting.

The Western Bulldogs’ defensive coach Peter Dean has made headlines because he got punched multiple times the other night by a bouncer outside the Waterside Hotel on Friday after he and another Western Bulldogs employee were not allowed into a pub. Dean was apparently not drunk but his companion was intoxicated and helped cause the general incident. According to the owner of the Hotel, also a former Bulldogs player, Stuart Wigney, the two men were refused entry and then tried to sneak in through a backdoor which led to the altercation.

The Waterside, which is one of the sponsor’s of the Bulldogs haven’t commented publicly yet until they review the security tapes but obviously are concerned about the whole incident. Among the other connections to the team and the Hotel, Wayne Campbell, another part-owner of the Hotel was, until last year, the midfield coach for the Bulldogs. Even stranger, Dean, who is also randomly an electrician used to do work at the Hotel before the current ownership group took over.

I love Australia. After the jump, completely unrelated, one of the main reasons I love the Aussies.

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