tigerr wrote:Yes Yes Yes!!!! Cronulla Gone!!!!
Shane Flanagan showed post-game what a classless individual he is. Last year after the GF loss, Cameron Smith showed his superb qualities by congratulating the Sharks and giving them due credit.
Today Flanagan could have adopted the same attitude towards a gritty Cowboys fightback. Instead he came to the press conference with a prepared list of criticisms of the referees. No admission that his team stuffed up . Classic case of blaming the officials.
Such an approach is worse than classless. It is dangerous. I am heavily involved in junior sport, and the number one problem is criticism of officials. Weak people like Flanagan encourage that sort of criticism by their unjustified whinging. Frankly he is symptomatic of a nasty and increasing streak in our society of people refusing to accept their own errors and seeking to deflect blame to others.
The NRL should come down very hard on him, but I suspect they will not. Such outbursts are tolerated so much more in NRL than AFL.
Sorry for the rant.