AFL Players Association report finds racism widely experienced by Indigenous AFL players

An AFL Players’ Association survey of AFL players has reported “concerning” incidences of racial vilification from people within the football industry among players’ experiences of racism.

Only 17 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or people of colour surveyed said they felt that racism experienced while listed as AFL players was dealt with to their satisfaction, according to a report released by the AFLPA on Thursday.

Racism is still widely reported in the AFL among players.

Racism is still widely reported in the AFL among players.Credit:Getty Images

A third of players who identified as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…

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