The appointment of Alessandro Del Piero as an ambassador for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup being held in Australia has poured petrol on a smouldering argument in Australian football – why don’t we respect our history?
It’s an argument that, given the advent of the FFA Cup and the National Premier Leagues, the game has to have – and resolve. The sooner, the better.
Who do they sing for? On Sunday, the answer was nobody. Then on Monday, we found out why.
The Red and Black Bloc’s silent protest might have been effective in drawing attention to their apparent plight, but it might not have actually helped it.