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Prepare to vent your outrage people, for the MCG has decided to ban the Mexican wave at all future cricket matches!
Anyone caught putting their arms up in the air is a counter-mexicanwavist and will promptly be ejected from the stadium. And then shot, or sent to Siberia.
But all is not lost. Jonk from Jonk’s Bargains is a freedom lover in such dark times. He has started a campaign to save this piece of our sporting heritage, at savethemexicanwave.com. The site includes a petition you can sign.
From the site:
Cricket Australia has set themselves up as the ‘fun police’ – they have taken the atmosphere at the cricket and are trying to strangle it to death. They want the plastic fan who will drink the official drink while eating official pie while wearing the official t-shirt.
Stand up for your rights, cricket fans! Save the Mexican wave from short-sighted bureaucrats!
IMPORTANT SIBERIAN TRAVEL ADVICE UPDATE: Don’t eat the orange snow.
ON TOPIC UPDATE: Matthew Newton, who is my brother, got kicked out of the MCG for trying to start a wave, getting himself on the 6pm news – again!. He is on Sunrise at 7am this morning or shortly after. He has been on 3AW, 3LO, 2UE, 2GB, Nova and probably everywhere else. And in the Herald Sun, The Age and MX. What a media shill.
MORE BANNING ACTION: According to today’s Herald Sun, they are banning jumping off piers! What’s next? My money’s on line dancing.
UPDATE: Matthew is in The Age today in all his bare-chested glory. Key quote:
As the match started, wave activist Matthew Newton jumped onto his seat, ripped off his t-shirt and yelled “The MCG is owned by the people”.
The Australian also has an article, with a big pic of Matthew’s ugly mug.