It was called the blackest day in Australian sport and commentators who have never been near a football club in their life are calling for a huge purge.
According to those taking pot shots everybody at Essendon is tainted, and even the janitor has bulked up apparently.
The simple fact is Essendon have had a problem and they went to the League to say they wanted to be investigated.
Then the Australian Crime Commission says they've been investigating everybody and found evidence of match fixing, steroid abuse, the whole lot.
Do we just close the door on sport in general or do we let the authorities try and clean it up?
Do you suspend Essendon players for two years, take Jobe Watson's Brownlow off him and go and ask Port Melbourne to take the Bombers' place in the competition?
I think not.
Some people should just take a nice long look at themselves and stop yelling out.
It's not good for the codes what's happened but let's clean it up and not go off half cocked.
Sure there may be a few people suspended but let's not point the finger at anybody until they've been proven guilty.
I thought we lived in a democracy where you were innocent until proven guilty?
So many commentators are now pointing the finger at Ian Robson, James Hird, Mark Thompson and David Evans, wanting them out of the club.
Well if they've done the wrong thing and are proved guilty they should be dismissed.
But this inquiry is going to take months and months so until that time we shouldn't be pointing fingers at anybody.
The press had a field day on Thursday.
Usually it's hard to get a story with the clubs being so tight-lipped but this was open season.
And of course we had the Minister for Sport telling everybody 'You will be caught, we will catch you, give up now'.
I suppose she's worried about whether she will be the Minister for Sport come September 14.
Politicians can point and say 'We cleaned up the sport, trust us'.
But just let's see what happens in the next few months and for God's sake,don't be pointing the finger at people's heads and ruining their reputation when they quite possibly could be innocent.