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AFL racism revelations sadly all too frequent

Horrific allegations across the Hawthorn Soccer Membership’s therapy of Indigenous gamers and households have been laid naked.

Alastair Clarkson (Picture: AAP/Julian Smith)

Ordered to terminate a being pregnant. Compelled to interrupt up with companions — and supervised whereas doing so. Cellphone numbers modified and communication with household monitored. The allegations from a evaluate into racism on the Hawthorn Soccer Membership, as revealed by the ABC, are stunning. 

They expose an alleged tradition below four-time premiership coach Alastair Clarkson and former assistant Chris Fagan of abuse, deeply entrenched racism and management over Indigenous gamers’ lives and households. 

Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney known as the report harrowing: “Aboriginal youngsters develop up dreaming of taking part in footy,” she wrote on Twitter. “For a lot of simply being drafted to a membership is the spotlight of their profession, the fruits of years of laborious work. They deserve so significantly better.”



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