If there were still any doubts Rebecca Maddern has one of the toughest jobs on television, last night surely sent them packing for good.
The Footy Show co-host has been in the bad books with footy fans since suggesting the AFL do away with the homemade banners players run through onto the field.
“Don’t you think it’s maybe time we don’t have the banners?” Maddern asked the panel last Thursday.
“No, hear me out. Everything in the game has become very professional and to start the game we run through a bit of crepe paper that costs $2.50. It’s time we get rid of the banners.”
Now, one may well mount a passionate defence of the grassroots tradition but, for the most part, viewers chose to express their frustrations in 140 characters or less on Twitter, and a storm of angry tweets were flung in the 40-year-old's direction.