The AFL has created a new ‘Rule Tinkering Unit’ to enable it to mess around with the laws of the game in ‘innovative and exciting new ways’.
AFL General Manager Football Operations Mark Evans said changing the rules for no real reason is one of the governing body’s strengths but has previously never had the dedicated resources required.
“With this new unit, we’ll be able to tinker with more rules, more often and in sillier ways.”
“Just think, one day we may even be able to tinker with rules mid-game. It’s not something we can do now but that’s the dream.”
New head of the Rule Tinkering Unit Michael Johansson, a former management consultant, said he was excited at the prospect of constantly change things for the sake of it with no real purpose in mind.
“Being a management consultant has taught me to create plans and recommendations devoid of any connection to reality,” said Mr Johansson.
“Changing things for no real reason is how you create busy work that keep people employed and provide stuff for media pundits to argue over.
“Our unit will be able to create constant tinkering work by developing new tinkers to fix things our previous tinkers broke. It’s the closest thing humanity has come to a perpetual motion machine.”
The AFL said the Rule Tinkering Unit is part of it’s restructure which has already seen the overhaul of its Cover Up Unit and the establishment of the Fan Gouging Unit.