The Last Word On When It's Taboo To Boo At The Footy

In the last couple of weeks, there’s been a big hullabaloo over when to boo. A brouhaha over whether the boos have gone too far.

To boo or not to boo? That is the question we've all been asking at various sporting fixtures in recent times -- and especially after the Essendon fans booed Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury on Anzac Day .

Or another way or putting that: when is it taboo... to boo?

As a sports fan, venting your frustration is your right. It’s included in the ticket price as far as I’m concerned.

In my time, I have booed jockeys who rode shockers on beaten favourites, I’ve booed club-hopping players in their first game for a new club, and I have booed too many umpires and refs in too many codes to count.

But I have never booed a champion for being a champion.

There’s the line. It really is as simple as that. Booing is great, but only for the right reasons. Boo the villains, not the heroes.

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