Refers to residents of Melbourne, Australia. Especially the fans of Melbourne Victory Football Club. Traces it's origins in this use to an internet football forum. Reaching popular usage through this forum and other specific team forums at the start of the new A-League competition.
Depsite beating their hated rivals, Sydney FC 5-0, the 'tards failed to live up to this result and played out the rest of the season like the 'tards they are.