The unofficial blood rule

by Cellobella on Sunday, July 18, 2010 · 3 comments

Half time at the footy

The photo was taken at the Country Week semi-finals at Fremantle Oval on the coldest day Perth has had.

I was sitting in the stands next to a football player’s wife and she wryly made the observation that women never take to the field to stand around and listen to the coaches berate the players.

It’s not the done thing dahling.

And it was true!

Not a single person of the female persuasion walked onto the oval… well there was one small girl, aged about 5, but I’m sure the rule hadn’t been explained to her.

Or maybe she was allowed because she hadn’t reached puberty.

The unofficial “blood rule”.

It amused me.

I think it is all to do with male pride.

After all what man wants to be yelled at in front of their near and dear?

Not that their near and dear would do anything other but support them, no matter what the coach said.

I’d be more mortified to be yelled at in front of my mates.

Maybe it’s secret men’s business.

Now I AM curious!!!

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