Toast Nicky Winmar statue to be unveiled at Optus Stadium on Saturday

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Twenty-five years on from his defiant response to the racist taunting of Collingwood fans, Nicky Winmar will have his iconic gesture imortalised with a bronze statue later this year.

The AFL has thrown its organisational and financial support behind the project, with the 1.5 x lifesize statue expected to cost more than $200,000.

Somewhat controversially, the statue will be placed at Perth's new Optus Stadium, despite lobbying to have it situated at either Victoria Park or Moorabbin.
https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/nicky-winmar-statue-to-be-placed-in-perth-not-victoria-20180211-p4yzy4.html



Guess we just have to build our own, then.
 
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Just another pilgrimage destination. Latrobe for the doc. Melbourne High for Neil Roberts and Keith Miller.

Where else? Surely there’s a Jezza statue somewhere.
Different reason, but Lindsay Fox has a sculpture at Melbourne High too. It's on a building instead of out the front like Miller and Roberts (and Doubell, Clarke and Woodfull), so Fox's is less well known.
 

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Shouldve put it outside the front doors of the Lexus Centre .
Just to remind them of what campaigners they are .
Front foyer.

Walk past the cups, the montages, the GAP free medical and into the wide expanse of a bronze statue of a bloke saying you racist pricks.

It can be right next to Malthouses video montage of defamation.
 

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Nicky was ahead of his time with the use of the word campaigner.

Winmar was unavailable for comment about the statue, but when asked about the possibility in 2017 he said he thought campaigners "were just mucking around".

"If it happens, I'm proud to be a part of that,'' Winmar told Fox Footy last year.

"The family and the grandkids are coming through as well – they'd probably go around and see it one day.''
 

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Front foyer.

Walk past the cups, the montages, the GAP free medical and into the wide expanse of a bronze statue of a bloke saying you racist pricks.

It can be right next to Malthouses video montage of defamation.
It can go next to the McAlister statue , as long as it behaves like other statues. LOL. Ahh , Collingwood - still behind the times. It was De Goeys turn to remind us this week.
 
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