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Blues CEO calls out ‘gutless’ racist abuse

Carlton chief government Cain Liddle says it is a shame Indigenous star Zac Williams has been subjected to “gutless” and “vile” racist abuse.

Williams will miss the Blues’ conflict with Fremantle due to a one-game suspension, which resulted from an incident on Sunday when he slammed Ben Keays’ head to the turf.

Carlton veteran Eddie Betts, who has beforehand been racially abused, then revealed his teammate had been attacked by a racist troll on social media.

The membership reported the message to the AFL’s integrity unit.

“It’s a shame that individuals imagine they’ll simply say no matter they wish to an individual and assume no motion might be taken” Liddle stated.

“We are going to by no means cease calling out this type of racist behaviour as a result of no one, regardless of who you might be, ought to have such vile phrases directed in direction of them.

“Zac has your complete Carlton household standing with him.

“He is aware of he has our full help however on the similar time he’s hurting as a result of he has needed to put up with this crap all through his life.

“That merely isn’t ok.”

Williams’ teammates, gamers at rival golf equipment and AFLPA boss Paul Marsh have taken to social media to voice their help for the 26-year-old.

Liddle famous it was necessary to name out “gutless racist behaviour”.

“We hope that by doing so, it attracts consideration to the significance of not standing for this,” he stated.

“There merely simply is not room for racism, or vilification of any sort, in our recreation and in society.

“We are going to do no matter we are able to to proceed to remind folks that there’s completely zero tolerance for vilification of any sort. It has to cease.”

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