6 April, 2015. 18:04
INGRID DOULTON (OAM) | Professor of Minority Issues | [email protected]
In a disgusting display of low social economic status, South Sydney hooker Issac Luke has had to apologise publicly after it was revealed he was under investigation by the NRL integrity unit for posting a homophobic slur on Instagram.
In the continuing fallout from the Rabbitohs’ controversial 18-17 Easter Friday win over Canterbury, Luke posted the offensive comment on the social media site in response to attacks from Bulldogs fans.
“get off my page you lil poofters” Luke wrote.
Luke later deleted the post and has since apologised to all the gay people in the world. He is yet to address his consistent use of the word “youse” during his online tirade.
Luke’s post on Saturday comes after Waratahs forward Jacques Potgieter was fined $10,000 by the ARU for making an on-field homophobic slur.
However, it’s all a storm in a teacup says one angry former footballer.
Former dual-code rugby international, Keith Blokemate, spokesperson for SCRUBBA ( The Soccer, Cricket, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Boxing, Basketball Players Alliance) has come out in defence of his members.
“I agree that Isaac should not have been using foul language on social media, but to make the poor prick apologise is just rubbish,”
“Foul language, that’s all it is. Anyone who says words like “faggot” and “poofter” can’t be used in a misappropriated context can just jew off! Seriously,”
“You all need to jew off and stop being so black about it.”
Professor Ingrid Doulton earned her PhD in Patriarchal Studies from the University of Sydney in 2012. She completed her undergraduate studies at La Trobe University in regional Victoria soon after completing high school. Immediately after, she began her Masters at The University of Canberra with her dissertation on American Chopper. She is chairwoman of the Women’s Literacy Foundation and a brand ambassador for Rexona. Prof. Doulton lives in Sydney’s upper north shore with her dog, Peter.
With additional reporting from AAP.