Majak Daw speaks out on racial abuse
Saturday, June 11 2011 @ 09:09 pm ACST
Contributed by: Troy Thompson
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.