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Eddie Betts.....So what did happen??

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A really bad article, says nothing at all but implies enough that he will now be harassed in some manner. Should not have been printed/or spoken about.

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You cant spell Sam McClure without 'real scum'.

 

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2 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Sadly i think Rascism is getting worse worldwide as the population gets to absurd levels. 

I don't think the average westerner has any idea of the racism levels practised in Asia for example.

As an aside I was at the Bolshoi ballet last night in Moscow (drop over to the soccer thread .. I will post  a ballet report later).

Anyway the ballet was set in Moghul India. It featured a troupe of 10-12 year olds in "brown face". Obviously no problem with that kind of thing in Russia.

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17 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

I don't think the average westerner has any idea of the racism levels practised in Asia for example.

As an aside I was at the Bolshoi ballet last night in Moscow (drop over to the soccer thread .. I will post  a ballet report later).

Anyway the ballet was set in Moghul India. It featured a troupe of 10-12 year olds in "brown face". Obviously no problem with that kind of thing in Russia.

Certain humans are marginalized. It is the way it is

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9 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Certain humans are marginalized. It is the way it is

It will be interesting to see how the Russians behave at the World Cup. One half of the tickets were set aside for them.

Their past history in this area has not been good but I suspect they have been well and truly told what is expected of them.

It could be a watershed event for them.

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8 hours ago, SFebey said:

Social media has ruined the world, I actually hate it, had 2 friend in the last 3 years commit suicide over social media bullying etc. 

At its core it's still a people problem, not social media per se (which amplifies the harassment etc - I was badly bullied at school and this is early mid 90s way before social media). Human beings as a whole really are just a parasite on the planet. Sorry to be so misanthropic.

sorry to hear about your friends :(

glad jake lever got off Twitter 

i think a lot of us would be better off off line

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18 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

That’s what i heard too, but i think there is more to it...which is why this article (or discussion) which is how it would have started, has taken place. 

I know nothing, except i worked in a Newsroom for many years...

Are you sure you didn't mean to write "because" rather than "except"? 

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@Sir Why You Little  You ask what happened?

From the Crows Chairman:  https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/crows-chairman-makes-concession-on-camp-20180614-p4zlg6.html

“The people that were running the camp probably could’ve explored better ways of using some terminology that might’ve had an impact on our Aboriginal Indigenous players … we addressed that some months ago."

Yet the company, Collective Mind is still running programs for them and their captain is proudly on the Home page of said company's website.  http://www.collectivemind.com.au/

That they are still using the company and that what was said/way it was said has been described as 'unthinkable' makes one wonder where the Crows really are at with their indigenous policies and respect and support of indigenous players. 

Given that the camp was in some secret place, out of contact with the outside world (and family) it is easy to understand how Eddie might be very uncomfortable with his place at the Crows. 

The way Eddie has handled this shows he is the one with dignity and integrity.

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