I never said that.You're
You're having a laugh if you think the NRL doesn't face issues to do with racism. It isn't an issue specifically with either sport - rather it's a national issue.
This is also a fascinating hill to die on, considering the literal plethora of scandals the NRL has with most social right issues.
So you couldn't find anything about "fans going nuts" at last week's Origin?https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/anthem-debate-hijacked-indigenous-allstar-match-says-former-rugby-league-star/news-story/11d530bd979da583082d3235c9132c6a
As I said before, I spent literally 2 seconds googling in that post. Here is an article about the anthem topic from earlier in the year at the Indigenous All-Star event.
Interestingly, 60% of NRL fans disagree with their decision not to sing.
Know your history; All Australian team for 1956 represented the best players at state carnival. It was never intended even as a hypothetical national team.So what you're saying is, he was in a representative team at a state carnival before 1960? And as alluded to earlier, he wasn't even the first Indigenous Australian to be in a representative team.
He was also given the honours at a national level with his first All-Australian honour (of several) in 1956. That is the equivalent of a national call-up in the NRL, whether you like that or not.
George Megalogenis is a respected journalist who spends more than two minutes on google researching.I am a Queenslander so I have literally no idea who that is.
That being his opinion is wonderful for him. It is literally just an opinion though. I also agree with a lot of what he says, the AFL should always work towards being an inclusive environment for all minorities.
The fact the best argument that can be mustered is: "We are slightly better than you!" is kind of a telling statement don't you think? Both codes have been a part of both some great and horrible things towards this issue is the fact. The focus should be on addressing the root of these issues for both codes.
If you support this publication, would you support leading AFL journalists coming out writing a nit picky article about all the scandals (on pretty much every social issue) the NRL faces, and how the AFL is better in this regard (obviously ignoring any issues the AFL may have faced on this topic)? It's incredibly petty and childish, but the journalist has a track record of this kind towards the AFL, so I guess that's old news.
He came to the same conclusion Roy Masters is being attacked for here.