The Australian Football League is cracking down on gloves and which types give an unfair advantage. A great article in the Sydney Morning Herald highlights the research conducted at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) University.
This quote sums the AFL’s stance perfectly:
”The AFL commissioned research in response to concerns about gloves providing wearers with an unfair advantage,” AFL spokesman Patrick Keane said. ”Some gloves have now been identified as falling into this category and under the AFL’s discretionary powers will no longer be permitted to be worn.”