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Majak Daw speaks out on racial abuse


North Melbourne listed, Sudanese born Majak Daw was the subject of racial abuse as he played for Werribee in the VFL last week at Port Melbourne.  The spectator who yelled the racial abuse at Daw was escorted from the ground and has since been banned from attending matches.  Daw was upset and felt marginalised by the abuse and subsequently won support from not only his team mates but the whole football community.  While this sort of abuse has been around  for a very long time, the current attitude is that it is not acceptable and will be acted on to stamp it out immediately, as happened in this case. 

And while players in the past just had to put up with it now they are encouraged to speak up about it.  Majak's reaction to the event was sought by media outlets across Melbourne this week.  The Youtube video below sees Majak interviewed by 3AW's talkback host Neil Mitchell.

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Majak Daw speaks out on racial abuse
Authored by: Brett Northey on Saturday, June 11 2011 @ 11:34 pm ACST

I think the key point to remember is that every country on this planet has more than a few racists, but it's pleasing to hear that after 8 years in Australia Majak had experienced none according to that interview until a bit of abuse from a spectator, at which point, again pleasingly it has been stamped on very quickly.  All the more reason to hope Majak makes a success of his footy career.

Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN
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