Minute Silence

Nashy

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Unlike most people, I have no issue with those wankers making noise during the minute silence for Ron Clarke, a guy I didn't know existed until yesterday.

I don't understand this moment silence in sporting events. I get it, have a moment to reflect, then get on with the match.

I believe it is too much to ask of that many people to sit there for 60 seconds, before a game like that, plenty of them would have been pissed already, and 99% would have just wanted things to get under way.

I think the 10 - 15 seconds where it was silent is more than enough.
 

Super Freak

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Maybe they should change it.

Instead of staying silent for one minute, you applaud for one minute.

Or would that be insensitive?
 

Morkel

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Unlike most people, I have no issue with those wankers making noise during the minute silence for Ron Clarke, a guy I didn't know existed until yesterday.

I don't understand this moment silence in sporting events. I get it, have a moment to reflect, then get on with the match.

I believe it is too much to ask of that many people to sit there for 60 seconds, before a game like that, plenty of them would have been pissed already, and 99% would have just wanted things to get under way.

I think the 10 - 15 seconds where it was silent is more than enough.
That's the whole point IMO. If you want to only do something that is no effort, what's the point? Making it a minute makes it so that the effort of going (even just slightly) out of your way shows a modicum of respect.
 

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Just STFU for a minute you idiot.

It's not funny, it doesn't make you an Aussie larakin, it's just ignorant and shows you've got no class or respect for your elders.

Oh look, Diesel got pissed at the footy and yelled during the minutes silence haw haw that guys epic man. Who the ****'s this old **** on the big screen anyway... QLDDDEERR.
 

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Excuse me? Don't you speak to me like that when I'm putting my opinion forward.
 

Nashy

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That's the whole point IMO. If you want to only do something that is no effort, what's the point? Making it a minute makes it so that the effort of going (even just slightly) out of your way shows a modicum of respect.
That's fair enough. But it seemed quite a long time compared to what a moment silence usually is when it comes to the sporting arena. I guess I'm just not overly concerned that they wanted to get on with things.

In no way does that say I condone it, or would do it myself. I'm surprised anyone could do it, knowing those around them would look down to them and judge them for being dickbags.

Whether you have heard of the person or not, people should show some respect.
I agree. I'm just trying to give a reason as to why they did it.
 

Charmamba

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You can't hype the crowd right up and then expect them to switch and shut up, let them cheer for the guy and show their respect for his life with joy and passion.
 

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I know no one has heard of this guy and it's not the best time to do it in (or the best place. Victoria, am I right Australia?). But just don't make noise for 1 minute, bottle up that excitement and then explode once it's over.
 

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Excuse me? Don't you speak to me like that when I'm putting my opinion forward.
Could be wrong but I thought subslight's post was a rant aimed at the people who yelled at the game, not you.

On topic, I think a minute's silence is respectful when it's to mark a tragic event like the Lindt Cafe bombings but in general I think for sportsmen and women a round of applause is much more fitting. It's what you do when they achieve great sporting feats, and that's kind of what their life was, a magnificent achievement in sport.
 

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does anyone know if the noise came from in the stands, or were they out the back at the bar and didnt realise the minute silence was on? the sound was kind of echo'y, it sounded like the mics pic'd up some people out the back.

i dunno, just looking at benefit of the doubt here.

if you intentionally make noise during a 1 min silence you're a deadset moron and that is that. even if you don't know the guy. does it matter? are you seriously saying you CANNOT stay quiet for ONE MINUTE? get over yourselves.
 
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Black Philip

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A minutes silence at any event with pissed up bogans is a bad idea.

On topic, I think a minute's silence is respectful when it's to mark a tragic event like the Lindt Cafe bombings but in general I think for sportsmen and women a round of applause is much more fitting. It's what you do when they achieve great sporting feats, and that's kind of what their life was, a magnificent achievement in sport.
I agree with this, it's a great idea. We should be celebrating their life, not mourning.
 

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You have to either be a complete deadshit or pissed off your face to yell out during these kinds of things, to throw away whatever dignity, self respect, respect of others around you just to be heard when everyone else is showing respect to a dead man shows a completely lack of emotional intelligence.

If you ever hear someone near you do it, push them off their seat and get them kicked out for being a drunk bogan.
 
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Fozz

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It's a minute out of your life to shut up and pay tribute to the life of a person. Just shut up.

That being said, organisers should keep the type of event in mind. Not sure why Ron Clarke needed to be honoured at rugby league game unless it was on the GC.
 

abashii

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It's a minute out of your life to shut up and pay tribute to the life of a person. Just shut up.

That being said, organisers should keep the type of event in mind. Not sure why Ron Clarke needed to be honoured at rugby league game unless it was on the GC.
He was being honoured because he lit the olympic flame for the Melbourne Olympics located at the MCG. A pretty tenuous link to a rugby league game but I guess the Melbsters didn't want to miss a chance to show everyone they had the Olympics before Sydney.
 

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