It has been reported that over the weekend there was entertaining and competitive finals football played. Eddie Betts was widely applauded for his skill and brilliant performance. There were cheers and boos over the course of the weekend, which is a tradition as old as football itself.
In the likely event that any of the above aspects of the weekend are spoken about, how likely is it that bad umpiring decisions and associated boos will be discussed?
Have a look at this video, and see if you cry racist.
On a serious note: You do not need to watch the whole video, but it is entertaining, and the point is quickly made:
We boo f—wits.
We boo those who we feel have betrayed us or antagonised us. We cheer excellence.
Often the two elements are entwined.