Sledging in Sport: Part of the Game or Going Too Far?
Sledging has long been considered part and parcel of Australian sporting culture: merely a tactic to try and gain a mental edge over the opponent and, at the end of the day, all in good fun.
But when does it go so far that it causes more harm than good? What example does sledging set for young fans? And does sport need to keep pace with society when it comes what’s ok and what’s not?
Nic was joined by Sports Media Lecturer at Holmesglen Institute and author of Footy Grounds and Grandstands, Sam Duncan. The two discussed the storied past of sledging in Australian sport, and how much harm it may now potentially be doing to a younger generation.