Surprise, Surprise! More Racism Problems For The AFL.

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Surprise, Surprise! More Racism Problems For The AFL.

Post by pussycat » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:52 am

[-( Whoever would have though?



Adelaide and the AFL Players Association have condemned a vile, racist social media comment aimed at Eddie Betts.



Adelaide forward Eddie Betts has been the target of racial vilification on more than one occasion.

The star forward posed for a selfie with a Fremantle fan ahead of Sunday's match at Optus Stadium, which later appeared on his Instagram account with his comment, "I have time for everyone".

After the Crows' upset loss he posted another image of the comments below the picture which included "Why with a monkey" by an unnamed user, to which he replied, "I have no time for this".

The Crows believe the comment was made by a Perth-based fan.

"It's unacceptable that our indigenous members continue to be racially vilified over the fence during games, in the community and in this instance, on social media," AFLPA chief executive Paul Marsh said via statement released on Tuesday night.

"Despite the outstanding leadership indigenous players continue to display both on and off the field, they still remain targets for such shameful behaviour.

"This most recent incident involving Eddie Betts provides another opportunity to educate people about the significant hurt these types of words can cause a player, his or her family and their community."


"Our entire club is committed to continuing to educate the broader community to promote a deeper respect and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and stamp out racial behaviour," Johncock said.

"If this means we need to educate one person at a time so be it.

"For our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players, in particular, any form of racist behaviour is extremely damaging and hurtful to them, their families and communities."

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Re: Surprise, Surprise! More Racism Problems For The AFL.

Post by NlolRL » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:55 am

racism on social media. Colour me surprised



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Post by King-Eliagh » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:22 pm

NlolRL wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:55 am
racism on social media. Colour me surprised
Nlol, an afl fan, effectively downplaying and refusing to acknowledge the seriousness of racism.

What a surprise. [-X


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Re: Surprise, Surprise! More Racism Problems For The AFL.

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No surprise there either hey King? This only recently happened too. The internet is flooded with racism and bigotry.


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Re: Surprise, Surprise! More Racism Problems For The AFL.

Post by King-Eliagh » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:40 pm

I'm not surprised this has occurred docker me boy. And thanks for pointing out that racism is a problem amongst NRL fans. It's awesome that fifita publicly outed the dickhead.

Now what I don't do is downplay it as nlol did and has form on. This is especially important for those in afl circles as the afl has a proven significant issue with racism, far greater than the other codes.

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