Mad Monday

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'Mad Monday' is a term commonly used in Australia to refer to the traditional end-of-season celebrations for professional players of various codes of football.[1][2][3] Football matches are typically played on weekends so as the season nears its end with teams being eliminated, by Sunday night all results have been determined and teams will then know if they are to continue in the play-offs or if their season is over. With the season finished, Mad Monday celebrations ensue, often involving heavy drinking.[4] Over the years, Mad Monday celebrations have been the catalyst for image-damaging incidents for professional footballers.[5] This has led to calls for the tradition to be banned.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Proszenko, Adrian (14 September 2009). "Crowe's part in Mad Monday contradicts club stance". The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia: Fairfax Media). Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Stevens, Mark (2 September 2009). "Jason Akermanis mounts staunch defence of Mad Monday". Herald Sun (Australia: Herald and Weekly Times). Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Michelle Cazzulino and Stephanie Wilson (26 February 2008). "Mariners' stars blitzkrieged over Mad Monday gag". The Daily Telegraph (Australia: News Limited). Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Bellamy, Craig (4 September 2008). "Mad Monday - times have changed". The Daily Telegraph (Australia: News Limited). Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  5. ^ Napier, Liam (2 November 2010). "Time for change". sportal.com.au (Australia: Sportal). Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Wayne Flower, Antonia Magee and Natalie Tkaczuk Sikora (4 September 2008). "Push to ban 'Mad Monday'". The Daily Telegraph (Australia: News Limited). Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  7. ^ Koslowski, Michael (25 September 1997). "Field of teams". The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 6. Retrieved 6 February 2011.