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Seven Manly stars have sensationally stood down from Thursday night’s match against the Sydney Roosters in protest at the club’s decision to wear a pride jumper.

The seven players are understood to be Josh Aloiai, Jason Saab, Josh Schuster, Haumole Olakau’atu, Tolutau Koula, Christian Tuipulotu and Toafofoa Sipley. All are deeply religious.

I tend to support them. WHY are Manly getting involved in this "cause". WHY don't they just play footie ?
 

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Seven Manly stars have sensationally stood down from Thursday night’s match against the Sydney Roosters in protest at the club’s decision to wear a pride jumper.

The seven players are understood to be Josh Aloiai, Jason Saab, Josh Schuster, Haumole Olakau’atu, Tolutau Koula, Christian Tuipulotu and Toafofoa Sipley. All are deeply religious.

I tend to support them. WHY are Manly getting involved in this "cause". WHY don't they just play footie ?
three have "apparently" backed down after "consultation" with the club which the CLUB should have done in the first place BEFORE implementing the jersey change.

Treating your players just as servants who should do as the club says is not a good management style these days and they could have offered those players who do not want to wear that jersey options like ..
stand down that game
wear manlys regular playing strip

LGBalphabet supporters will be saying dont give those "haters" a centimetre but its not hate and they probably are quite happy to play and associate with LGBT fellow players and friends BUT they do not have to actively support that lifestyle given their personal ethics and or religious beliefs.

I can only presume given the NRL pander ot everyone mantra with special days for everything they will now have a HETEROSEXUAL round
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I just wish they'd play footie and keep out of moralising etc. Just footie - no politics, sex or religion.
sadly in these "woke" times with Footy being more a business than a sport the back room boys fall over themselves to pander to wokism.
They have sponsors to consider they want money from and certain groups are experts at playing the victim in social media

The Manly CEO finally popped his head up and said they were going ahead with the "jersey " which is the right of the club BUT he should have fronted the media to explain himself and not toss Hasler out to do multiple sorrys.

It was just pig ignorance on the organisers at Manly to not consult their players especially seeing it now comes to notice they had in fact sent copies of the jersey to celebrities months prior and the players still didnt know about it or were consulted.
 

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Why weren't the players protesting about not be consulted about a betting logo being plastered across their jersey or when there home ground was renamed after a brewery?. Seems strange they were fine with the that but chose the issue if a little bit of colour on a jersey to die on a hill over.