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Sunday, 24 March 2019

Naitanui fumes at racist slurs


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AFL star Nic Naitanui has slammed racist social media trolls for describing his West Coast Eagles teammate Liam Ryan as a "monkey".

Reacting after an Instagram post from 7AFL, encouraging fans to have their say on an incident in which Ryan was reported for striking Brisbane Lions defender Darcy Gardiner, elicited the racist responses, Naitanui tweeted that "these fools need to be held accountable at some stage".

Nic Naitanui slams Twitter trolls.

Naitanui's anger at the shocking racism comes less than a week after social media trolls became the biggest discussion point in sport after a powerful image of AFLW star Tayla Harris was taken down off 7AFL social media accounts due to the shameful reaction from countless keyboard warriors.

That led to a mission for the AFL Integrity Unit to attempt to identify the trolls with a view to banning them from footy and Naitanui's plea for accountability enhances that case.

However, AFL boss Gillon McLachlan admitted nailing offenders who attacked athletes on social media was problematic.

"I don't think it's their issue, it's more a challenge with the platform, social media, because this is not an isolated incident," McLachlan said last week, referencing 7AFL's Harris post and the way it was dealt with thereafter.

"We're always talking to them, improving, learning, evolving - it's a challenging space. When we're posting stuff I know the guys work hard to moderate that and take comments down.

"It's a big wide world out there and you can't do it to all of them."

Following the racist comments attacking Ryan, AFL commentator Basil Zempilas called the trolls “p*** weak’.

"It sickens me that they (the trolls) are hiding behind anonymity," he said on Perth radio station 6PR.

“They are p** weak individuals. We hope everybody continues to call them out until it ceases.”

AFL star Nic Naitanui has slammed racist social media trolls for describing his West Coast Eagles teammate Liam Ryan as a "monkey".

Reacting after an Instagram post from 7AFL, encouraging fans to have their say on an incident in which Ryan was reported for striking Brisbane Lions defender Darcy Gardiner, elicited the racist responses, Naitanui tweeted that "these fools need to be held accountable at some stage".

Nic Naitanui slams Twitter trolls.

Naitanui's anger at the shocking racism comes less than a week after social media trolls became the biggest discussion point in sport after a powerful image of AFLW star Tayla Harris was taken down off 7AFL social media accounts due to the shameful reaction from countless keyboard warriors.

That led to a mission for the AFL Integrity Unit to attempt to identify the trolls with a view to banning them from footy and Naitanui's plea for accountability enhances that case.

However, AFL boss Gillon McLachlan admitted nailing offenders who attacked athletes on social media was problematic.

"I don't think it's their issue, it's more a challenge with the platform, social media, because this is not an isolated incident," McLachlan said last week, referencing 7AFL's Harris post and the way it was dealt with thereafter.

"We're always talking to them, improving, learning, evolving - it's a challenging space. When we're posting stuff I know the guys work hard to moderate that and take comments down.

"It's a big wide world out there and you can't do it to all of them."

Following the racist comments attacking Ryan, AFL commentator Basil Zempilas called the trolls “p*** weak’.

"It sickens me that they (the trolls) are hiding behind anonymity," he said on Perth radio station 6PR.

“They are p** weak individuals. We hope everybody continues to call them out until it ceases.”

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