Trouble flared when Aaron Langmaid put pen to paper in a nonsense article.

THE greatest threat of terror on the minds of free-thinking Australians is born not of the twisted and expected ideology of past it columnists like Rebecca Wilson but at the hands of emerging new hacks who don’t need facts or balanced articles packed with truth.

THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO AARON LANGMAID’S ARTICLE PROPAGANDA

Herald hacks like Aaron come armed with a mindset for anti-football warfare, waging their belligerent campaign that has far less to do with any reality and more with click bait mentality.

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Aaron wraps his neck in his AFL scarf, lights-up agendas, hurls bullshit and issues ugly rants in guised “community safety” campaigns legitimised by brain-dead readers and “scary wog” hypochondriacs.

The new online hack has been blamed for the type of fear mongering that has allowed people like Donald Trump to mar this year’s presidential campaign, watched by hundreds of millions around the world.

Critics of wogball have warned of a potential new dawn when AFL and rugby league take a back seat to the world game just like in the rest of the globe.

Only recently, stats were released that showed 48.7% of Australian children played football, clear winners over AFL (17.9%) and rugby league (9.3%). This scared the hacks so they began to sensationalise in order to smear football.

For years now they’ve gone at it — Sydney, Melbourne and South Australian hacks who lied, sensationalised and ignored the truth, outdoing each other as football fans and administrators battled to contain the brainless dimwits with actual facts.

The scenes that have plagued some of the nation’s biggest news sources have overshadowed any talk of which newspaper flushed its ethics guidelines down the toilet first.

Tentacles of this kind of vomit have already begun to strangle the streets of Melbourne and Sydney.

It began a few years back when racist hacks screaming “bloody wogs” and “won’t somebody think of the children” stormed their way into the mainstream media.

It continued two years ago when A-League haters crusaded along the major Australian mastheads, fearing a showdown between the growing code of football and their dying eggball games.

Then, early last year, the same kind of nitwits raised their eyebrows in mock outrage at a few broken seats while ignoring the fact that women were being punched in the throat by men in the stands of their favourite sport.

For more than two weeks they ruled the front and back pages, resulting in peak mutual masturbation amongst the hacks.

In response, police on horseback followed football fans as they approached stadiums around the country but may as well have been at a Moomba Festival.

Not a single person was arrested.

Such a heavy police presence and lack of intervention led to obvious questions such as why the wasted time and money? Why so many police for such a minority? And who listened to these Herald hacks in the first place?

Subsequently, we have all become spectators of a new kind of sport; a kind of unregulated bullying motivated less by quality journalism and more by sporting allegiances.

Newspaper sub-editors had front row seats when they approved an article that resulted in lies published in print left, right and centre in a publication previously celebrated for its authenticity.

“Bad things happen when we’re allowed to print whatever we want without substance,’’ sub-editor Bark Muttler moaned.

“We live in a sports democracy and I was also brought up to believe that as an AFL paper we have to fight to make sure that status quo is maintained.’’

But publishing bullshit and posting angry tweets rarely leads to anything tangible. Just ask any one of the millions who attended A-League and Socceroos matches in the recent record-breaking seasons if what hacks like Aaron say has any truth.

When these click bait and wog-hating fear campaigns inevitably spiral out of control, they become far less about the defence of community or protecting society and more about the shallow ambitions of common hacks.

Only they understand the exhilaration of lying to an entire nation while hiding in faux comfort behind a pretentious LinkedIn bio.

It’s up to all of us to stop it. Until then, we’ve all got ringside seats.

— Aaron Langmaid is not a journalist.

This is a satirical response to Aaron Langmaid’s troll article.

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