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4 Points: ‘Social’ media still a gateway for abuse – The Age

Three things happened on Saturday night that speak to football as it was, is and might be.



The AFLPA then revealed that on the same night an Indigenous player was subjected to a vile racial slur. It, too, was on “social” media, on the weekend the AFL celebrated Indigenous players.
Then a story was written detailing the awful experiences of Robert Muir as an Indigenous VFL player. It was a disturbing piece by Russell Jackson on the ABC, chronicling a life of racial abuse in football that plagues Muir to this day.
In one incident detailed in the story, Muir told of the Collingwood che…

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