Umpires will be made to wear personal defibrillators to assist players on the field to fight climate change during EZFKAFL games in 2022.
EZFKAFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has rejected claims that the move was purely to head off embarrassing on-field collapses unrelated to mandates and purely about reducing carbon emissions.
“The EZFKAFL is serious about it’s commitment to fighting climate change and the science has shown that personal defibrillators help reduce carbon emissions on the footy field,” MacLachlan said.
“Sure, not wearing them would reduce carbon emissions from some players permanently but we’re all in this together and there is no planet b.”
Meanwhile, McLachlan has stated he will personally be wearing brown pants for the rest of the year.