F*****g sick of it: Lion fury after Callum Ah Chee is racially abused online following Patrick Cripps bump fallout
Brisbane’s Callum Ah Chee has been racially abused online, days after being concussed in a controversial incident on the Gabba.
Ah Chee, who will miss the Lions’ essential conflict with St Kilda on Friday evening beneath the AFL’s necessary concussion protocols, posted the abuse he obtained on Instagram.
It got here after Carlton captain Patrick Cripps was on Thursday evening cleared of his two-game tough conduct cost on Ah Chee throughout a marathon appeals listening to.
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Ah Chee posted the abhorrent feedback, earlier than writing it was “not something you want to wake up to”.
“How can this still keep happening,” the 24-year-old wrote on his Instagram story.
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“Why can’t my brothers and I just play the game we love without having to worry about shit like this.
“If my son grows up playing the game – I hope he doesn’t have to deal with this hate.
“It hurts and I’m sick to death of seeing it.”
Veteran Lion Mitch Robinson mentioned the feedback had been as “weak as it ever gets”.
“F****** sick of having to see our Indigenous and multicultural players subjected to racism over and over again.
“If you see it, even if you might know these uneducated trolls on social media, keep calling it out and report them.”
READ THE FULL BRISBANE STATEMENT
The Brisbane Lions strongly condemn racist feedback made about one of our gamers on social media.
It’s disgusting behaviour and we should, and we’ll, proceed to name it out.
There is no place for racism in sport, or in society full cease.
We have now reported the incidences to the AFL Integrity Unit.
The Brisbane Lions rejoice Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tradition and the unbelievable contribution Indigenous gamers have made to our membership and to our nice sport.
It’s disappointing to have to take action, however in moments like this we take the method as a footy membership to induce folks to coach themselves concerning the dangerous impacts of racially motivated feedback and online abuse.
We might encourage you to go to itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au to study concerning the numerous varieties of racism and the affect they’ll have on a person, their household and people round them.
On the Lions we’re a household and when one hurts, all of us harm.
If you understand anybody who behaves on this approach, name it out as utterly unacceptable.
Racism. It stops with me.