WHEN else but Mad Monday could you skip work, dress in drag, and start a drinking session that can stretch across days?
It is the time of year when winter sports teams enjoy the traditional alcohol-fuelled day of celebrations that caps off a long season.
But as a sex-toy wielding Brendan Fevola can attest, a combination of alcohol and bravado can be dangerous for clubs and individuals.
Last week's AFL Mad Monday celebrations saw a St Kilda player set a dwarf on fire at the club's end-of-year bash, while a Brisbane Lions player allegedly abused and tipped a disabled man out of his wheelchair.
Some, like AFL boss Demetriou, are understandably against Mad Monday and the potential it presents for trouble.
And while Tasmania's leagues are a step down from the intensity of the AFL, the state's football bodies seem to trust their clubs to police their own post-season celebrations.
The NTFA and the NTFL do not have an official stance on Mad Monday, while AFL Tasmania are happy to let State League clubs enforce the universal education program on alcohol, illicit drugs and respecting women.
Last weekend, about 80 young men were celebrating Old Scotch's double NTFA division 2 premiership at the NTCA ground in Launceston.
The league's first and reserve grade champions started the show on Saturday night, and followed up with ``Onesie Sunday'' and a club breakfast at the club's home ground.
Players partied through the night before donning costumes on Monday and continuing to drink at various bars around town.
Apart from a noise complaint on Sunday night, Old Scotch president Rafe Bell said the celebrations were typical of what you'd expect to follow a double grand final win.
``Our club policy is to obey the rules of the establishment that you are drinking at,'' Mr Bell said.
``Just because it's Mad Monday, the rules aren't different, and you face the consequences if you misbehave.
``From what I can gather, it was a pretty big couple of days, but all done in the right spirit.''
Mr Bell said the club had been granted a special licence to operate the Old Scotch Bar at the NTCA ground late at night.
He confirmed police were called late on Sunday in response to loud music, but the situation was sorted without incident.
``They told us to turn it down a bit, we were happy to do that, and that was the end of it,'' he said.
NTCA spokesman Paul Clarke said he was happy with the way Old Scotch celebrated their win.
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