AAMI Park: One rule for the corporate boxes, another rule for the rest

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Stricter new COVID restrictions at AAMI Park have resulted in backlash from fans, as it appears double standards are at play between general entry and corporate box fans.

Last time AAMI Park had active support was in January as Melbourne Victory played Brisbane Roar. Ever since, the restrictions placed upon fans have gradually gotten tighter and tighter.

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First, active support was banned as fans were required to sit for the entirety of the match.

Then came the masks which had to be worn at all times, even when seated.

There comes a point, however, where some rules simply can not be explained.

Those attending AAMI Park can not visit the stadium in groups of more than six.

There is a select lucky few though – the corporates. For them, the group size in which they can gather is 10, not six.

Why can those paying for the most expensive ticket gather in larger groups? AAMI Park failed to find a reasonable explanation on Twitter.

At AAMI being wealthier or more influential appears to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

These double standards fuelled more anger amongst the fans.

To make matters worse, it is not a rule AAMI Park appears to enforce on corporate boxes.

The image attached to the tweet appears to show more than 10 people sitting together in a corporate box.

Most of them, without masks too.

When regular fans are made to feel like they are not wanted inside the venue, you push them away from the game.

Both, Victory and Melbourne City fans are victims of double standards.

Now is the time for the clubs to stand up for the fans. If this involves moving away from AAMI Park, then so be it.

Enough is enough.

Feature Image Credit: Ngau Kai Yan

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