Firstly. Merry christmas to you Terry and to you too Crapper and may the new year be prosperous for you both. for me- hopefully my spelling improves
Now Crapper, no one is cracking the shits at the negative article - people have answered or chose not to answer and you have put forth your theories as to why despite there being an actual statement from the company stating why. You choose to believe the AFL have conspired to get the company to write something more favourable - which is fine - believe what you like. The issue has been done - yet you keep flogging a dead horse - that is the issue. That is mainly always the issue with your posting - you just bang on and on and on - not knowing when to move on. I understand these finer social mores are not always easily understood and some leeway is given - but it does become tiresome.
So to hopefully put this to bed: They may have withdrawn their sponsorship because they didn't see bang for their buck - which is basically what they said. 2. If they wanted to distance themselves from AFL for whatever unsavoury reason (racism, violence ... whatever) and make a stand - then the strongest way to make that stand is to publicly state this - We are withdrawing the sponsorship as we do not want our product associated with .......... This is a strong statement for a company /brand to make and lets those they are trying to give this message to know exactly where they stand. This is a common thing to do also. We see many contracts and sponsorships withdrawn this way. 3. Why no one else - I don't know - we can only speculate which you are free to do - but continuing to ask others to do so - over and over and over - gets tiresome. No one really cares - I am sorry but you seem to care far more than others do - I mean you researched this. I think you may have even written to gatorade - Am I right? I bet I am.
Anyway - hopefully this puts a full stop on this thread. In short -we don't know - this is a statement - you can speculate - but stop getting all upset when no one else wishes to do the same. It's really not that big a deal. I know, I know - it is for you - it's your thing - your "obsession" if you like - but trust me there's a big world out there - lucky I'm bored at work and filling time - so happy to participate for now. But tonight, move away from the computer - out of the Den/office - or wherever you keep your anti-afl records and data - and crack a cold one. Better still, have a nice Whiskey.
On Whiskey - Terry - got a bottle of Laphroaig Whiskey - being an old publican what other Whiskey's are similar to this - I quite like the peaty smokey flavour and this is a treat. Others like it would be good to try.