Fremantle Dockers fans are keen for the club to start the 2016 season and have begun a social media campaign to alert them that it started six weeks ago.
The ‘Wake up Ross’ campaign has already attracted thousands of likes and retweets under the hashtag #WakeupRoss, while thousands of signatures have been collected on change.org
Coming off a 2015 season where the Dockers made a Preliminary final and Nat Fyfe won the Brownlow, fans are a little concerned that the team has given opposition clubs a six-week head start.
“I was just really excited about this year,” said Dockers fan Antony Regina, “when it does finally get underway, I’m confident we can produce high quality football like last year but I’m not sure they know it started.”
“It’s probably an admin error. Like the guy who manages the fixture for them forgot to send an email or something. I mean, no one likes paperwork but it is important.
Sara Nordstrom, a member since the club was founded said she hoped the #WakeupRoss campaign would get through to the club.
“This is a bit like sleeping in. It’s not the best look but if you come in, work hard and maybe stay back an hour, people get over it.”
Attempts to contact the club went through to a voicemail saying the club was on Christmas holidays and wished everyone a happy New Year’s.