Why all the hate for NRL?
I HAVE a lot of mates who prefer AFL to the NRL.
And they are Queenslanders too.
I even played junior rugby league at the Maroochydore Swans with one of them.
And these are guys who have never played Australian rules.
I am someone who can appreciate just about any contact sport which is why I am a fan of the AFL and the NRL.
To be honest, I know much more about rugby league, but I can be heard yelling just as loudly for the Brisbane Lions as the Maroons.
But my open-mindedness is not reciprocated among my AFL mates.
They hate the NRL and there is no budging them.
Most of my NRL-mad mates are the same as me.
They can appreciate Australian rules for what it is.
I actually got into a heated Facebook exchange with a buddy last week after he went on a social media tirade about what a useless commentator he thought Ray Warren was.
I told him AFL players looked like they put hair product in on game day for which he hit back saying NRL players didn't use deodorant.
But seriously, why all the hate from AFL supporters for NRL.
I don't see such hatred from NRL supporters towards their AFL counterparts.
Put simply, both games are capable of producing breath-taking brilliance, but in different ways.
The two sports are so vastly different they cannot be compared.
So just enjoy both codes for what they are.