Albury Football Club is treating the public with contempt in its refusal to reveal the penalties imposed on individual players involved in last weekend's debacle in the Upper Murray.
And not only that, by refusing to name the players involved they're implicating the entire list in the saga.
Nobody does the "us-against-them, backs-to-the-wall" mentality better than the Tigers.
It's part of what has made them so successful on the football field in the past decade.
But by concealing the punishments and identity of the players involved in the unruly behaviour at the Colac Colac Caravan Park, the Tigers are effectively saying what they did wasn't "that" bad.
Try telling that to owner Paul Dally, who said: "We're pretty disappointed with how they conducted themselves ... we're trying to build our business back up to where it was, and it's a pretty big kick in the guts".
IN OTHER NEWS:
The Border Mail has run dozens of stories in the past few weeks about people helping those who've been left shattered by the recent bushfires but their acts of kindness haven't been followed by acts of total buffoonery.
It's terrific that Tigers went and helped repair fences in the Upper Murray during the day but it doesn't give you a free pass to act like a clown at night.
Albury might think this saga will go away by refusing to address who did what but all it does is invite questions for the next six weeks.
Elliott Powell shouldn't be in the team when Albury opens its season on March 28 and the eyes of the football world will be on who's joining him on the sidelines. Pity if you're an injured Tiger who did nothing wrong.
And what if Albury takes a full strength line-up in that match? Well, we'd be entitled to ask whether any individual punishments were handed down at all.
General manager Sean Barrett said this week he was content to let the Tigers handle the issue because "it was a club event and not a league one" but in light of Saturday night's development, the Ovens and Murray simply has to step in on this matter.