A heartwarming home video shot in the midst of the 2015 season tilt has GWS players and staff reminiscing today, remembering a time when the AFL’s Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) enabled them to live in comfort with running water, electricity and truckloads of cocaine to indulge in throughout the season.
Previously afforded to the competition’s two Sydney sides before being completely removed last year, the COLA was a league-sanctioned salary cap bonus designed to counter the heightened costs of living in the harbour city, price of recreational drugs included.
The video shows former ruckman Shane Mumford and three gentlemen letting their hair down after a round 11 match, treating themselves to a quantity of cocaine believed to carry a higher street value than North Melbourne’s entire playing list.
“Ahh good times,” recalled Mumford after being confronted with the video evidence of his antics that day.”These days those dogs at AFL house have got us sucking bucket bongs and whipped cream canisters.”
More to come.