Responding to criticism over its choice of official match-day acronym, Football Federation of Australia called a press conference on Thursday to declare that Brisbane supporters must surely be fucking joking.

Speaking to reporters at FFA’s Whitlam Square headquarters, FFA spokesman Clive Umani told reporters that the organisation ‘is too busy running a national football organisation to give a shit about nitpicking by fans who have nothing better to do than complain.’

‘We have decided to do absolutely nothing about these concerns, because, let’s be honest, it’s not actually a fucking issue.’

The problem stems from the FFA’s decision to use “BRI” as Brisbane’s acronym on Twitter and for TV broadcasts, rather than the airport code of “BNE”, causing widespread social media outrage.

Disgruntled fans have criticized the confusing “first three letters” system, complaining that they are being unfairly treated in comparison to other clubs who have been given “superior” acronyms based on their local airport code.

“How will I know when Brisbane are involved?” one upset supporter asked. “All of last season I didn’t realise that it was my beloved Brisbane playing, as I thought it was Bari from Italy instead.”

He proceeded to breakdown, while describing how he missed out on seeing his team win the double last season due to this confusion.

The official A-League Twitter account wasn’t spared from the criticism, copping flak yesterday for another difference of opinion.

News that the A-League is neither an airport nor the English Premier League will come as a surprise to many fans who had not realised these technicalities prior to their announcement on Twitter.

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