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Taking a Stand Against Racism: NISF Stands with Eddie Betts

In a heartbreaking display of the persistence of racism in our society, retired Australian Rules Football legend Eddie Betts recently shared a distressing video on social media. The footage captured Betts' children being racially abused while innocently playing in their backyard. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing challenges faced by Indigenous communities in Australia.

Betts' children and their friends were playing basketball in his backyard when the abuse occurred. (Image: Instagram)

The National Indigenous Sport Foundation (NISF), stand firmly against all forms of racism and discrimination. NISF Chair Wayne Coolwell expressed deep concern about the racial abuse directed at Eddie Betts' children, emphasising that "There is no place for this sort of behaviour in Australian society and racism of any kind is absolutely unacceptable."

This incident is not an isolated one. It reflects a broader issue that Indigenous Australians continue to face daily. It highlights the urgency of addressing systemic racism and fostering a culture of inclusivity and respect for all individuals.

As an organisation dedicated to promoting Indigenous participation and excellence in sports, NISF recognises the importance of creating safe and inclusive environments both on and off the field. We believe that sports should be a unifying force that celebrates diversity and promotes mutual understanding among people of all backgrounds.

We call upon all Australians to join us in condemning racism in all its forms. We must work together to create a society where everyone feels valued, respected, and free from discrimination. By standing together against racism, we can build a brighter and more inclusive future for generations to come. Together, we can make a positive difference and ensure that incidents like the one experienced by Eddie Betts' family are never tolerated or repeated.

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