Adelaide star Izak Rankine has develop into the newest Indigenous AFL participant to be racially abused, with the teen attacked on social media.
The Crows confirmed the assault through an announcement on Monday night, calling it “unacceptable and disgraceful”.
”All of us have a duty to name out this sort of reprehensible behaviour,” Crows CEO Tim Silvers stated within the assertion.
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“Equally, we should additionally take the time to know the damage it causes the one who has been focused, in addition to on this occasion all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals.
“From the Chairman and Board of Administrators by means of to our gamers, coaches, workers and volunteers, we’re decided to make use of our voice and platform to proceed to make a stand.
“We’re dedicated to taking part in a job in educating as many individuals as we probably can.”
Rankine revealed that he’d been despatched the abusive message on Instagram, sharing a screenshot from the abuser on his story.
“Fairly disappointing to STILL need to cope with this,” the teen wrote.
“When will it finish?”
The assault on Rankine comes simply weeks after Indigenous Bulldogs teen Jamarra Ugle-Hagan was subjected to a racist assault after a loss to St Kilda.
Ugle-hagan responded to the assault with a match-winning five-goal effort the next week, paying homage to Indigenous AFL icon Nicky Winmar by emulating his well-known anti-racism stance from 1993.
The Crows have contacted the AFL’s Integrity Division within the wake of the incident.
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