It’s still more Racism Rules than Aussie Rules, but things are ...

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It’s still more Racism Rules than Aussie Rules, but things are changing

In the wake of Black Lives Matter, the league says it’s leading change against the rampant racism in the sport

AFP

Australian Rules teams came together recently to take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, but ongoing racist attacks show there’s still work to do.

Australia’s most popular spectator sport, which is similar to Ireland’s Gaelic football, has long featured indigenous stars, but many have been the target of racism, on-field and off.

This month veteran Eddie Betts, in his 16th season, was depicted as a monkey in a Twitter post on the very weekend all teams united in support of Black Lives Matter...

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