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Train
Two years ago

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Hawks fans behaviour

Someone has to bring this up. First Thornton has a beer poured on him, then Craig has food thrown at him. I'm sure these are only isolated incidents as Hawks fans are usually well behaved but does this stuff happen at any other venue ?

I know Perth fans love to stick it to the opposition but i cant recall anyone physically hurling anything at a player.

Considering Hawks were in control of both games, why do it?

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D4444
Two years ago
07:58 10 Dec 15

Reply #570085

re: Hawks fans behaviour

Hawks have more bogans in their crowds than most clubs. Many coaches & players will privately admit that the feral element there is sometimes hard to take.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
08:27 10 Dec 15

Reply #570087

re: Hawks fans behaviour

There has always been unsportsmanlike behaviour from Hawks fans. Snakepit days, water and ice tipped over you from above. Probably spit as well or worse. Nothing new.


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Touch the rim
Two years ago
08:30 10 Dec 15

Reply #570088

re: Hawks fans behaviour

This is the product of a soft penalty for the beer tipper. Obviously feral people will want to copy what he did because he got on TV. When's the lifetime ban going to handed down?


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Touch the rim
Two years ago
08:31 10 Dec 15

Reply #570089

re: Hawks fans behaviour

... then again maybe it's just Wollongong


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Anonymous
Two years ago
08:57 10 Dec 15

Reply #570094

re: Hawks fans behaviour

Adelaide forum talking about bogan crowd behaviour.....gold!


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Likes assertive women
Two years ago
09:41 10 Dec 15

Reply #570097

re: Hawks fans behaviour

Yeah i heard in the snakepit days they used to pour drinks on players from the upper level so its somewhat of a Wollongong tradition


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D4444
Two years ago
09:49 10 Dec 15

Reply #570099

re: Hawks fans behaviour

Players, bench staff, fans, refs... anybody was fair game.


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OGILVYMVP
Two years ago
11:15 10 Dec 15

Reply #570105

re: Hawks fans behaviour

The Thornton incident the old bloke has dementia.

But this is the first I heard of food at Craig


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OGILVYMVP
Two years ago
11:16 10 Dec 15

Reply #570106

re: Hawks fans behaviour

But don't let these 2 idiots give you the opinion all Hawks fans do this


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Ugly Igley
Two years ago
11:34 10 Dec 15

Reply #570108

re: Hawks fans behaviour

Any footage?


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
11:38 10 Dec 15

Reply #570110

re: Hawks fans behaviour

No footage, it just came about from a tweet from Wortho.


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Triton20
Two years ago
13:07 10 Dec 15

Reply #570126

re: Hawks fans behaviour

Im a hawks season ticket holder and have been for over 10 years. Im my opinion this is unacceptable and they should be banned from the venue for life. Not just hawks games, dont let them in.

If a stand isnt taken more tools will make the rest of us that just want to go and enjoy some good basketball look bad.


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mystro
Two years ago
14:36 10 Dec 15

Reply #570134

re: Hawks fans behaviour

someone needs to sign Ron Artest to sort this issue


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LV
Two years ago
16:44 10 Dec 15

Reply #570140

re: Hawks fans behaviour

This is how Wortho's gonna go out when he gets old and frustrated

Someone will throw a pie at him and he'll do an Artest.


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
17:00 10 Dec 15

Reply #570145

re: Hawks fans behaviour

Wortho will throw another donut back.


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fstos
Two years ago
17:27 10 Dec 15

Reply #570148

re: Hawks fans behaviour

Throwing food at players.

When do the 6ers play in the Gong next.

Ebe will be salivating.


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Three To Make Two
Two years ago
13:58 12 Dec 15

Reply #570637

re: Hawks fans behaviour

I, too, am a longtime Hawks season ticket holder, even longer than Triton, and, if what Wortho tweeted was correct, I'm disappointed and disgusted. I didn't see it (it would've been at the other end of the court, and haven't seen any footage (unlike the beer-tipping incident)

From my vantage point, I'm close enough to give the referees and opposition players some constructive criticism about their performances. But I make it a rule to not be offensive or obscene. There's nothing smart in that. And, what's the point? The security guy has worked out that I'm not a threat to the refs. Just a smartarse!

In fact, once I apparently drew a smile (or smirk) from Wortho when, after he had had a chat with the ref, I was telling the ref not to let Wortho intimidate him. What I didn't know was that Wortho had just retrieved the ball from out-of-bounds and could hear me. Luckily (for me) he seemed to take it the right way.

But throwing stuff at players isn't on and should be stamped out. And using obscene language.

However, I do miss the days of the Snake pit when a certain fan would, on occasion, launch a large dummy onto the court. He also used to give the referees and opposition the benefit of his experience. And, in the Snakepit, he was clearly audible. And funny. He doesn't do it anymore even though he does still go to the games. The acoustics in the arena aren't good even though he does have a voice that carries! And he would certainly face a ban if he threw anything onto the court.

Speaking of the Snakepit, I have heard about rumours that lubricated members at the Bar provided some lubrication to the opposition. But I don't know if this was ever proven.


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