Once a week we put three hours aside to enjoy a thoroughly Aussie competition devoid of socio-political slogans, but this time a year ago such a banner would have been torn down immediately.
Today there is heightened awareness of the dangers mosques pose across the globe.
They are far from the places of worship they are portrayed to be. People are not mugs just because they support Collingwood (except for Eddie McGuire of course) and they have realised instances of terrorism are not deserving of the “lone wolf” tag the Left loves to use.
Terrorism always has group Islamic community backing, it relies on congregational protection and secrecy in planning atrocities and protecting those who manufactured the bombs and convinced the dumbest to turn themselves into mince meat in order to murder hundreds of innocents.
And behind each Islamic terrorist cell is the driving force of at least one of many mosques spewing Friday hate preachers. They high five each other while watching the newscasts. They gloat over their successes as death tolls rise and the injured writhe in pain on the sidewalk.
Even those who follow Collingwood have become aware of the danger mosques pose to non Muslims. More people are now reading the Koran and they are starting to believe it means what it says.
The personality-challenged McGuire wants to ban for life those who strung up the banner covering the scoreboard. What garbage! The sign was certainly in the wrong place at the wrong time but it shows the mosque message is getting stronger and more credible each day despite what McGuire says.
I wonder what McGuire's response would have been had the plot to blow up the MCG and its patrons and players been successful.
The banner at the MCG last night may have upset the PC brigade but it proves that even some Collingwood supporters have sufficient intelligence to understand the danger of proliferating suburban mosques.
And that’s saying something.