The AFL has reaffirmed its commitment to keep tinkering with the rules and their interpretation for ‘no real reason.’
Football Operations Manager Mark Evans said the recent shot clock mess, showed the AFL was still innovating in the area of stupid ideas and importantly, stupid solutions to those stupid ideas.
“Even though AFL is the greatest sport in the world, it won’t stop us implementing pointless gimmicks and annoying rule changes.”
Mr Evans said the AFL was also committed to persevering with pointless gimmicks purely for ‘the hell of it.’
“Look at the super goal. There’s no chance it will ever be in the regular season but we’ve stuck with it in the preseason for no rational reason at all.”
The AFL has also announced constantly changing interpretations to rules will continue to make things more confusing and fix nothing.
“Every time we make a new interpretation of the rules it confuses fans and players and usually solves nothing.”
“We also like to make sure the umpires enforce the new interpretation for a few rounds, before going back to doing what they always did.”
AFL General Manger of Stupid Ideas Simon Dachel said his team was already working on some gimmicks for next season.
“Next year, if a player is hopping on one leg, they can’t be tackled, unless an opposition player is carrying a sprig of thyme.”
“We’re also considering a new offside rule to make the free flowing, 360 excitement of our game a thing of the past.”
Mr Dachel said a new proposed interpretation of the ‘holding the ball rule’ should make the game almost unwatchable.
“It rewards neither that tackler or the player with the ball but the visiting team’s masseuse. It really is a work of genius.”