A number of Eagles fans have been angry over the Fowler ban, claiming that the Eagles have never said he can’t be a member of the team and that they were “not aware of any other Australian team” that would allow him to play.
“They’ve never said I have to be part of the Eagles,” says Ryan, a 23-year-old from Victoria.
“It’s all just a bunch of lies.
They’re not going to say it, but it’s not a joke.”
Ryan is the founder of the Australian Football League Eagles Facebook page and the former member of Melbourne Victory’s football club’s youth team.
The group’s posts have been shared over 1,500 times on Facebook.
“I’m pretty disappointed,” Ryan says.
I don’t know how you’re going to compete with them on the field.” “
For the Eagles to allow an Australian to play in their side just makes me very angry.
I don’t know how you’re going to compete with them on the field.”
Ryan says he hopes the Australian Anti-Doping Agency will review the ban.
“If they do, I think the ACL would take the case and get it overturned,” he says.
Fowls, an Australian Rugby League player, is one of a number of Australian sportsmen banned from playing in the AFL and NRL due to doping charges.
But, like many of the sport’s biggest stars, Fowl was allowed to play last year in the Sydney Roosters NRL side.
“Fowl is an amazing talent,” Ryan, who works as a security guard, told Four Corners.
“And I think it’s because the NRL are looking for a scapegoat to come up with something like this. “
“When the NRL came up with this excuse it was like a slap in the face to Australian sport. “
“Australia has a huge amount of talent, so why can’t we use that talent to help the game?” “
The Australian Anti Doping Agency said it has taken the matter seriously and is reviewing the ban to see if it can be lifted. “
Australia has a huge amount of talent, so why can’t we use that talent to help the game?”
The Australian Anti Doping Agency said it has taken the matter seriously and is reviewing the ban to see if it can be lifted.
“There is a clear distinction between the ACT and NSW,” spokesman Simon Fraser told Four Cornered.
He said it was a matter for the NRL and the AFL. “
A number of people in the Australian public have contacted the ACL and expressed their concerns.”
He said it was a matter for the NRL and the AFL.
“However, we will be reviewing the ACL’s response and will make any recommendations as needed,” Mr Fraser said.