AFLPA report reveals AFL players unsatisfied by racism response

The new AFL Players’ Association (AFLPA) report shows fewer than one in five players who have experienced racism believe their incident was dealt with appropriately.

The report was released on Thursday, with the AFL still in the process of setting up an investigation into historic racism allegations from some First Nations players at Hawthorn.

The first Insights and Impact Report canvassed 92 players from the 2021 playing group who identified as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or as a person of colour.

Almost one-third of those (29) said they had experienced racism while listed as an AFL player.

Fifteen of those said an incident had occurred within the past 12 months, with another 13 in the previous five years.


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