The Gold Coast Suns are having a miserable year, on and off the field.
“They’ve got a major issue at their club. There are two sets of players basically. (It’s divided) right down the middle and they don’t see eye to eye at all.”
“One group is out on the turps and the other group are in bloody bible class. There’s a God squad on one half of the changerooms, they go to bible readings and sit and talk about God. And the other half are at the pub. It’s true.”
On the one hand, religion isn’t exactly frowned upon within Australian sport, but nor is it practiced openly. The Gold Coast, and in particular captain Gary Ablett, have arguably been the most open and vocal about their faith, with members of the Suns regularly seen in change rooms participating in pre-game group prayer rituals.