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Mexican wave ban reflects sponsor tyranny

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posted on 2007-03-06, 00:00 authored by Colin Long
The public showed an agitated reaction towards the ban on Mexican wave at the MCG, which reveals something about contemporary sport watching in Australia and perhaps about contemporary Australian cities. Cricket has developed the concept of sport as entertainment. The real issue with the wave is about proprietary control over the entertainment taking place inside the stadium. Entertainment organised by the stadium managers, which they and their sponsors can make money from, is all right, but spontaneous entertainment, even something as tame as the Mexican wave, is forbidden.

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Journal

Eureka street

Volume

17

Issue

4

Pagination

19 - 20

Publisher

Jesuit Publications

Location

Richmond, Vic.

ISSN

1036-1758

eISSN

1833-7724

Language

eng

Publication classification

M Media article

Copyright notice

2007, EurekaStreet.com.au

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