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'So close yet so far': Richmond fan's embarrassing tattoo fail

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·3-min read
A Richmond fan's tattoo, pictured here on Facebook.
A Richmond fan tried to get the coordinates for Punt Road tattooed on his arm. Image: Facebook

A Richmond fan’s celebratory tattoo is going viral on social media for all the wrong reasons.

After his beloved Tigers won the 2020 flag, the man thought he’d celebrate by getting the coordinates of Richmond’s home ground tattooed on his forearm.

But instead of getting the coordinates for Punt Road in ink, he accidentally got those for Yarra Park.

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A quick search of the coordinates on Google Maps points to Yarra Park, not far from Punt Road but definitely not the right location.

The man’s wife gladly pointed out his fail on Facebook.

“Hubby decided to get a Richmond tattoo today!” she wrote.

“Coordinates to Punt Road. Props for his creativity though lol”

One Facebook user commented: “So close. Yet so far”.

“MCG Carpark ftw!” another wrote.

Yarra Park, pictured here on Google Maps.
The coordinates actually point to Yarra Park rather than Punt Road. Image: Google Maps

AFL announces salary and list-size cuts

Meanwhile, a new collective bargaining agreement has been put in place for the 2021 AFL season, with primary lists to be cut to 38 and player payments also reduced.

The variation for 2021 will see a reduction in Everything Paid to Players and the AFL Player’s Association (EPP&A) of 10 per cent, which includes a decrease in the Total Player Payments and Additional Services Agreement Limits for 2021 of nine per cent.

But because list sizes will also be reduced, it means individual players who are retained will have their pay cut in the vicinity of 3.5 per cent instead of nine per cent.

The total player payments for each club will be $12.1 million for the 2021 season, and the Additional Services Agreement Limit will be $1.09 million.

Each club must have a minimum of 37 players and a maximum of 44 players on their list, taking in all categories.

The primary list must have no less than 36 players and no more than 38 players.

The maximum number of Category A rookies will be four, five, or six depending on the number of primary list players. The maximum sum across those two lists can't exceed 42.

Each club will be allowed a maximum of two category B rookies.

Given the uncertainty of the impact COVID-19 will have on next season, the AFL and AFLPA have also agreed to a system for 2021 where players will share in the financial upside should actual industry football revenue exceed the AFL’s current forecast.

They will also share in a reduced amount should total industry revenue be lower than the AFL forecasts.

Under the revised agreement, the AFL and AFLPA have also agreed to establish a working party to explore future revenue generation opportunities such as a revised fixture and revised rules regarding independent agreements and commercial restrictions for players.

“Our players have been fantastic in their approach to the game and while everyone across the industry has had to endure some pain, we recognise the importance of the players and the need to ensure we have a system that continues to attract and retain the best athletes in the land,” AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan said.

with AAP

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