The AFL has already canned the LED signs they’d given to clubs to relay messages to players during play after just one week of use.
The LED boards have been thrown out because they’re heavy, hard to use and can’t be seen in the sun, Sam McClure reports in The Age.
The AFL has asked clubs to return the screens, which are believed to have cost around $5000 each and took weeks to be delivered form overseas.
Clubs have been told to use their own boards, which must fit in dimensions of 800x600 mm.
“We didn’t use the message board on the weekend because we knew that they wouldn’t work,” Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan said on Wednesday.
“It was hard to see in the sun … we’ve been given the opportunity this week to find our own board.”