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Potential here for quite a long thread about a very knotty subject. You may be right but I don't believe the fight against racism should fall solely on indigenous shoulders. The AFL and clubs failed totally in their reactions. Afraid to alienate their bases. Heads in the sand.
Even the Swans should have done more. I was proud of our supporters though and still have my #37 T-shirt.
As much as we may say that The AFL should have done more, the reality is - what could they have actually done to stop it?
Telling people they shouldn't do something is not necessarily going to make them stop doing it. In fact, it would have probably only made it worse.
Your right in saying that it shouldn't fall solely on the shoulders of fellow indigenous players but they were the most likely to have the desired result.
 

Kiama Chris

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As much as we may say that The AFL should have done more, the reality is - what could they have actually done to stop it?
Telling people they shouldn't do something is not necessarily going to make them stop doing it. In fact, it would have probably only made it worse.
Your right in saying that it shouldn't fall solely on the shoulders of fellow indigenous players but they were the most likely to have the desired result.
All over now. We'll never know. Just such a damned shame.
 

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