Soon, an interactive DVD to improve OZ players attitudes towards women

February 21st, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by admin  


Melbourne, Feb 21 (ANI): It looks like Aussie footballers attitude towards women is bit laidback, at least thats what the Australian Football League (AFL) believes, for the association is launching an interactive DVD designed to improve players attitudes towards the fairer sex.

In one scenario, a player is called by his mate’s girlfriend into her bedroom, as she thinks the player is her boyfriend. The player is asked: “Do you: (a) go and hop into bed and pretend to be him or (b) do you walk away?”

In another example, a player is with a girl who has had too much to drink. “Do you: (a) get her some water, (b) call her a taxi or (c) take her back to your place for sex?”

In a third scenario, the player’s mate and his girlfriend are having sex. “You can see them. Do you: (a) watch or (b) not watch?”

While refusing to release the text of the questions, the AFL confirmed that the draft questions and scenarios had been scripted, reported The Australian.

The DVD, which involves seven actors, 15 crew, and four days of shooting at the MCG and a private house, is aimed at educating players and increasing their respect for women.

AFL communications manager Patrick Keane said the DVD was part of the league’s respect and responsibility program, introduced three years ago.

“The program deals with a number of things including attitudes to women, racial vilification, illicit drugs and responsible gambling,” News.com.au quoted Keane, as saying.

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire supported the DVD.

“The point the AFL is trying to make is that young men come into football and they go from the year before not being able to get a date for the social to suddenly half the nightclubs throwing themselves at them,” McGuire said.

“They go from being very ordinary young boys living in the suburbs to be in extraordinary situations.

“I guess what the AFL is trying to do is just put these extraordinary situations to them so that they have actually been trained, that this is a response, he added. (ANI)

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