Maybe we are looking at this the wrong way! Maybe we should see it as an opportunity!
I'm not saying that this article isn't bad or insulting, it clearly is. However, perhaps the RFL should go all out to get him to the grand final. Offer him a hotel room after, free transport, whatever it takes to get him there. Then make sure that there is someone like Martyn, or maybe Andy Wilson (they share an interesting in cricket after all), or Clair Blading to act as a brand ambassador, and as much as possible make sure he has a good time. Mr Calvin will probably know he went over the top in his generalisations and I'd hope would be willing to entertain the notion of going to the Grand Final or some other big event, especially since we all acknowledge that as a sport we didn't have our best foot forward. We need to be courting people involved in the media at this level. Not alienating them from the sport.
So how will this change his view that our fanbase is full of fat northern oiks gathering for a freakshow?
That is the main issue with the report!