What does Russell Crowe’s impending divorce from his beloved South Sydney Rabbitohs mean for fans of the rejuvenated foundation club? Today the South Sydney football club declared that it was business as usual with Crowe’s planned sale (scheduled for the end of the 2013) set to have no impact on how the club is operated. Unfortunately for Western Australian rugby league fans, that’s a big no to the Perth Rabbitohs
Speaking from their Redfern base, Rabbitiohs chief executive Shane Richardson made an adamant, third-person enhance promise that Souths future was in Sydney. “I guarantee it, iron-clad – it’s not even a question. If it happened, Shane Richardson wouldn’t be here,” he said. “We have almost 25,000 paid-up members, made a six-figure profit this year and will make a seven-figure profit next year.”
In another score for the club, Richardson (basically) reaffirmed that the Rabbitiohs would continue to benefit from promotion on the late night talk show circuit “Russell will still be involved in the club, he will still be ringing me up and trying to tell me who we should sign and what ideas we should be implementing.”
It’s been a big year for the Oscar winner and not necessarily in a good way. Having complete 5(!!!) films included the much anticipate Les Miserables and biblical epic Noah, Crowe’s career seems destined for a peak but the breakdown of his marriage and constant separation from his children has has seen Crowe re-evaluate his personal interests. Owning a football team, while a being a massive thrill and ego boost, has been a expensive and time consuming hobby with Crowe investing upwards of $11million into the club.
Despite George Piggins’ doomsday theories, all is well in Redfern. Fresh off a season where a team of Crowe wooed stars delivered on their potential, the Rabbitohs will head into the 2013 season as genuine contenders and appears they will still have their biggest supporter. And even if Oprah’s interest has waned, they still have Rusty.
Russell unsuccessfully attempts to explain the benefit of the doubt rule
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