Racism has no place in sport
Racism has no place in sport - Race Relations
Racism is a coward’s game that has no
place on our sports fields says Race Relations Commissioner
Dame Susan Devoy.
“Whether it’s the Super Rugby final
or a schoolboy 1st XV game: racism is a coward’s game that
has no place in New Zealand sport,” says Race Relations
Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy.
“Good on Crusader Nemani
Nadolo for calling out racist abuse he’s faced: the rest
of us need to back our sportsmen, women and kids by
condemning racism when and where we see it.”
international sport is tough enough without having to
contend with racist abuse as well,” said Dame
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