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Flat White

Memo AFL: do you play footy – or politics?

30 June 2020

12:30 PM

30 June 2020

12:30 PM

Australia is not a racist country and the Australian Football League should know better than to give its support to a movement that says that it is. 

Before round two kicked off on 11 June, players from Collingwood and Richmond announced they would “take a knee” in support of Black Lives Matter, the international protest movement which claims to oppose police violence against black people. By the end of the round, all players at every match had performed the ritualistic pre-game kneeling.

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