Race row over NRL jer­seys

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - JACK JAC MORPHET

THE TH NRL has been ac­cused of racial raci dis­crim­i­na­tion over its com­pe­ti­tion com to re­design in­dige­nous gen All Stars jer­seys — af­ter afte it al­legedly barred an en­try entr from a non-Abo­rig­i­nal artist. arti

The T NRL called for artists “within “wit the Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Tor Strait Is­lan­der land com­mu­nity” to re­design the 2019 All Stars men’s men and women’s wom jer­seys.

Artist A Lee An­gelo Ang hoped to en­ter ente the com­pe­ti­tion peti as a show of re­spect for his sev­enyear-old year son, Joshua, who iden­ti­fies iden as Wi­rad­juri, the largest Abo­rig­i­nal group in NSW.

Mr M An­gelo said the race re­stric­tion stric ran counter to the pur­pose purp of the All Stars match, which whi is about rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, as well w as in­creas­ing ed­u­ca­tion and in­volve­ment with in­dige­nous cul­ture.

“In­dige­nous “round is all about abo bridg­ing the gap be­tween twe two cul­tures and cre­at­ing atin un­der­stand­ing of in­dige­nous indi cul­ture,” Mr An­gelo said. sa “But this com­pe­ti­tion is dis­crim­i­na­tion disc 101.”

The T NRL re­fused to com­ment com on the mat­ter.

Mr An­gelo.

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