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Flat White

Sport should unite us, so why are its pampered pooh-bahs using it as a tool of division?

14 July 2020

1:40 PM

14 July 2020

1:40 PM

Australians go to the footy to get away from politics and watch and enjoy the footy. Elitist sports administrators would rather abuse their positions as custodians of our favourite games to grandstand about their own divisive beliefs and undermine the unifying force of sport in Australia. 

In June in the AFL and the NRL, following the restart of their coronavirus-delayed seasons, players from all clubs participated in ritualistic pre-game kneeling in support of the international political movement, Black Lives Matter.

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