In a move that has surprised the entire footballing world, including Carlton, the AFL has granted the Blues every single Friday night game in 2016.
The decision comes after the Blues were given seven Friday Night games this year and proceed to lose all of them and by large margins.
“We at the AFL believe footy fans want more Carlton and that’s exactly what we’re going to give them,” said AFL General Manager Broadcasting, Scheduling and Major Projects Simon Lethlean.
“My clear understanding is the fans are not that interested in close games, they just want to see players like Lachie Henderson and Liam Jones go around.”
Footy fans have labelled the decision ‘crazy’ and ‘the worst thing to have ever happened since time began’.
“Seriously? I used to enjoy football on a Friday night, the end of the week, the chance to not talk to my family,” said Joyce Richardson of Berwick.
“Now I’ve got these clowns on every Friday? Well I won’t watch it and I’m a Carlton supporter.”
Carlton President Mark LoGiudice said he welcomed the exposure and looked forward to footy fans seeing almost the whole first half of each Carlton game next year.
“To be honest, even we’ve got no idea why the AFL have done this but we had no idea why they gave us so many this season.”
“Anyway, I’d like to thank the chair of the AFL Commission Mike Fitzpatrick, a former Premiership captain of our club by coincidence, for all the support.”
A spokesperson for Channel Seven in response to the news said ‘to be honest we probably won’t show it’ and ‘this is why we don’t invest in HD’.
This post originally appeared in Inside Football.