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Adelaide man, Christopher Freesettler (28) isn’t a fan of rugby league, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t willing to watch a match. Particularly if that match involves cocky Aboriginal players.
He says he can’t believe that the upcoming NRL Indigenous Round hasn’t been more heavily marketed towards the South Australian audiences.
“It would have been a great way to get Adelaide interested in the NRL. Just think of all the opportunities for booing”
The 2017 Indigenous round marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum to enable the Commonwealth to make laws in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to count them in the census. It also commemorates the 25th anniversary of the 1992 High Court Mabo decision that recognised native title for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Christopher says this is just too perfect.
“I’ve got to fly up” he says.
“Can you believe all the song and dance they are putting on. If it was in Adelaide, we wouldn’t stand for this kind of active attempt at promoting reconciliation”
This comes just months after Adelaide’s AFL fans were seen hurling bananas in the street during their city’s first of many black outs last year.
“Some one said there was a black out on the street so we just started throwing bananas… Turns out it was a real power black out… Not an actually black out on the street”