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Sport Sport's new unmediated world has nothing to do with being social

04:15  09 november  2019
04:15  09 november  2019 Source:   smh.com.au

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Its tentacles are everywhere … and they've left sports stars and administrators paralysed.

Social media has changed the planet, giving a voice to the voiceless, who often misuse it but don't care. It's empowered them and they're going nowhere.

This week has thrown up examples across the sporting landscape.

The Melbourne Cup crowd was down, betting was down, TV ratings in the toilet. There are many reasons leading to the decline but, the ABC story on cruelty to thoroughbreds at a Caboolture abattoir, aired a little over two weeks before the Cup, led to an online pile on of racing from which it was impossible to recover.

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There was not a smartphone in sight, no texting or taking selfies, and no one rushing to get anywhere. The crowd was taking part in South Korea' s annual Space Out Competition, a contest to see who can stare off into space the longest without losing focus.

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Post the Cup, jockey Michael Walker has been hammered after he was heavily fined for overuse of the whip on second place getter Prince of Arran. So bad has been the abuse hurled at him and his young family, he's thinking of giving it away.

Latrell Mitchell, the Roosters superstar, has been in a battle with Twitter and Instagram trolls all season. Mitchell, the proudest of young Indigenous men, has called out racism directed at him on these platforms.

In a perfect world, Mitchell would ignore the imbeciles and do what he does best. But it's not a perfect world and it has affected him. Without doubt, his form in the latter stages of the 2019 season fell away.

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However, these things mean little to Mitchell, a 22-year-old Millennial who sees the world through a different prism. The Baby Boomers and Generation X-ers who run clubs and the game must find a way of fully understanding this.

The world has changed and is not going back.

Those thinking with simplicity about Mitchell turning down $800,000-a-season to stay at the Roosters argue he's "greedy" and should stay in a "good system" at a club which has already yielded him two premierships.

There is no doubt the Roosters are the best run, and arguably best coached, football club in the 16-team competition, but that does not mean Mitchell must roll over and stay.

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For Mitchell, a move way up to North Queensland, in his mind, would provide him a sanctuary away from the noise.

For an example, look no further than Buddy Franklin. With two premierships under his belt, he bailed on the best run and coached club in the AFL - Hawthorn - to sign a nine-year deal with the Swans. Franklin was after a life outside of the Melbourne "AFL bubble" and has achieved that.

Tennis Australia will be the next to feel the full wrath of social media empowerment. Margaret Court in 2020 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of her 1970 grand slam-winning season.

She has called on TA to celebrate her achievement in the same way it did in January this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rod Laver's 1969 slam.

Court has a court named after her at Melbourne Park, so it's a no brainer, right? She has won 24 grand slam titles.

Wrong. Court, has a problem and it's a big problem for tennis. As a pastor of the Victory Life Centre Family Church in Perth, she is an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage. Dangerous territory.

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Court's public campaign to be feted in the same way as Laver will open the floodgates to a tidal wave of social media posts, which will make it impossible for TA to honour her.

Here is but one example. Maddie Groves, the Queensland swimmer who won two silver medals at the Rio Olympics (200m butterfly and 4x200m freestyle relay), had this to say on Twitter in response to Court's public plea for recognition.

"Good luck with that ya homophobic/transphobic bigot".

As a strong believer in the right for gays to marry and a person who voted for same-sex marriage, I completely disagree with Court's antiquated views, and wish she didn't hold them. But, she does hold them and has a right to do so in the same way I have a right to hold the opposite view.

But that doesn't mean her life's achievements, which are even greater than Laver's statistically, should be wiped from the face of the earth.

Good luck TA. And baton down the hatches.

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