Was wondering what had happened to it and just saw an article in the West online saying its gathering dust as they can't get the AFL to organise transport over here even though several companies are prepared to do so. We apparently have a spot near the end of bridge for it. Today would have been an appropriate day as they missed the SK vs Freo one. What a waste!
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docked, pollyanna, Raglan Matt, Corporal Agarn said You Beaut
If they could get organised with this, they could make a great event of it's unveiling combining it with an outdoor screening of the Adam Goodes documentary.
It looks like a ripper and I'm glad he's following through with this because, while the issues Winmar dealt with are much lesser now than in his day, and the Indigenous Round does a great job of raising awareness about Aboriginal footballers, racism in football is still an issue that we need to be confronted with and the problems Goodes tried to deal with haven't gone away.
A long-awaited statue of the AFL great Nicky Winmar will be unveiled at the Optus Stadium in Perth next month to commemorate the stand he took against racism.
The statue, showing the moment Winmar lifted his shirt after enduring racist abuse from the crowd at a St Kilda-Collingwood match in 1993 and pointed at his skin, will be unveiled on Noongar country at the start of Naidoc week on 6 July.
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The_Yeti, Raglan Matt, Corporal Agarn said You Beaut
Ben Wyatt: Optus Stadium Nicky Winmar statue points way to better future
Neil Elvis (Nicky) Winmar performed countless memorable acts on the football field during his distinguished career with South Fremantle, St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs — but it was his brave action in Round 4 of the 1993 season which transcended sport and became a defining image in the history of social justice in this country.