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Friday, 19 April 2019

Ryder targeted in 'hurtful' racist attack


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Port Adelaide Power and Adelaide Crows have both taken swift action after a racist post on social media that was directed at Paddy Ryder.

"Racism has no place in the AFL or our society more broadly," the Power statement read.

"It is divisive, hurtful and not welcome.

"The Port Adelaide Football Club is aware of a racist social media post directed at Paddy Ryder following last night’s game in Perth.

https://twitter.com/PAFC/status/1119388805889290241

"Port Adelaide will support Paddy and its Indigenous players in dealing with the impact of this cowardly and ignorant comment, but it is clear that the AFL and its member clubs must remain vigilant in coming together to eradicate this behaviour.

"Paddy and all Indigenous players across our competition deserve so much better."

The social media post of the bananas emoji was on the Fox Footy Facebook page.

"Trolls who continue to vilify our Indigenous players. You're both a disgrace and have been reported," AFL Players Association CEO Paul Marsh said.

https://twitter.com/Marsh_Paul/status/1119363337223991296https://twitter.com/Matt_R_Golf/status/1119365962963116032

The identity of the man who posted the racist comment was found out to be a member of the Adelaide Crows, prompting that football club to take action too.

"The Adelaide Football Club has been made aware a 3-Game Member racially vilified Port Adelaide’s Paddy Ryder via social media on Friday night," the Crows said in a statement.

"This person's membership has been suspended indefinitely and all of their membership rights have been revoked. The club considers racial vilification to be abhorrent and disgusting, and racism has no place in our society.

"Our organisation has zero tolerance to this type of behaviour and will continue to work with industry stakeholders and community leaders to raise awareness and offer appropriate education."

https://twitter.com/Adelaide_FC/status/1119426520433381376

Port Adelaide Power and Adelaide Crows have both taken swift action after a racist post on social media that was directed at Paddy Ryder.

"Racism has no place in the AFL or our society more broadly," the Power statement read.

"It is divisive, hurtful and not welcome.

"The Port Adelaide Football Club is aware of a racist social media post directed at Paddy Ryder following last night’s game in Perth.

https://twitter.com/PAFC/status/1119388805889290241

"Port Adelaide will support Paddy and its Indigenous players in dealing with the impact of this cowardly and ignorant comment, but it is clear that the AFL and its member clubs must remain vigilant in coming together to eradicate this behaviour.

"Paddy and all Indigenous players across our competition deserve so much better."

The social media post of the bananas emoji was on the Fox Footy Facebook page.

"Trolls who continue to vilify our Indigenous players. You're both a disgrace and have been reported," AFL Players Association CEO Paul Marsh said.

https://twitter.com/Marsh_Paul/status/1119363337223991296https://twitter.com/Matt_R_Golf/status/1119365962963116032

The identity of the man who posted the racist comment was found out to be a member of the Adelaide Crows, prompting that football club to take action too.

"The Adelaide Football Club has been made aware a 3-Game Member racially vilified Port Adelaide’s Paddy Ryder via social media on Friday night," the Crows said in a statement.

"This person's membership has been suspended indefinitely and all of their membership rights have been revoked. The club considers racial vilification to be abhorrent and disgusting, and racism has no place in our society.

"Our organisation has zero tolerance to this type of behaviour and will continue to work with industry stakeholders and community leaders to raise awareness and offer appropriate education."

https://twitter.com/Adelaide_FC/status/1119426520433381376 http://bit.ly/2GyW1qU
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