I must say I agree wholeheartedly with this post on boards
Behaviour of match going “fans” is embarrassing.
Arriving late and leaving early, wandering back way late after half time - and that’s not even a tenth of it.
The amount of people running off for alcohol around me, not understanding the rules (which I can get over but if you don’t know the rules you are hardly too interested in rugby to begin with), taking selfies, standing up for chats as the game was ongoing was disgraceful.
Would turn someone off going altogether. I’m not joking when I say that there wasn’t a minute that went by when someone in the couple of rows in front of me or in my own row decided they wanted drink - which leads to everyone standing, and then they have to come back with their tray and hand it out.
Also seemed like nobody was particularly bothered about the result, as if the result didn’t matter but at least they could say they were there. Happy faces and laughter abound as we were getting absolutely demolished on the pitch. A social occasion where the rugby itself was of very little consequence.
Never saw the like of it in any game of any sport I have ever been at, as someone who attends live games across different sports extremely regularly, a total and utter embarrassment.
Ticket distribution and cost this year was farcical.
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