Adelaide Crows offer fans an excuse for their boss after AFL Thursday night final – Sport – Australia News



August 29, 2017 13:48:23

Faced with playing a Thursday night opening match in the AFL finals series, the top-placed Adelaide Crows have produced a cheeky form letter which apologises for fans being late to work the next day.

Crows chief executive Andrew Fagan is the signatory, and the letter has a space for fans to enter their own name and that of their boss.

Fagan’s tongue-in-cheek effort reads: “The AFL have scheduled our qualifying final on a Thursday evening and (fan’s name) has been fulfilling their duties as a passionate fan of the Adelaide Football Club.”

It goes on to acknowledge the impact on workplace productivity of a “very important game with a preliminary final berth on the line”.

Fagan said he did not expect the Thursday night game would deter any fan who had to front up for work the next day.

“The AFL did the scheduling and we probably would have preferred a Friday night,” he said.

“But our fans have been great and turned out in force throughout the course of the season and I expect…

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