Australian sports stars urged to boycott anthem in AFL and NRL finals

Australian sports stars urged to boycott anthem in AFL and NRL finals
 

Australian sports stars are being urged not to stand for the national anthem during this weekend's major rugby league and Aussie Rules finals, as a protest against racism.
The campaign was started by pop culture website Junkee, which called it a show of support for Indigenous Australians.
It has been inspired by American football player Colin Kaepernick.
The player has been refusing to stand for the US anthem before games as a protest against racial inequality.
Paul Gorrie, an Indigenous Australian activist involved in the Junkee campaign, said Kaepernick's protest made him think "why... read more

 
30 September 2016 in World News, Views: 27
Source: BBC
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