Race row over NRL jerseys
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.