Aussies, you might know what I’m talking about.
>13 year old girl at the footy says “way to kick, ya ape” to a footy player on the other team
>happens all the time, people trash the other team, their members, and the spectators
>everyone instantly takes it as a racist comment because the player is a PoC and she is white
She shouldn’t have said anything, of course, it’s not right to insult other people like that, but shit, it’s the footy, it happens all the time, but of course because the guy isn’t white, it’s got to be racist. I just think it’s bloody stupid for this to be at the top of the news for a few days now, and for everyone to be flipping their shit over it being racist, that’s an assumption, and the kid even said it wasn’t racist, they know they were just being a silly kid and got caught up in the game, and they’re very sorry.
Just… footy players get verbally abused all the time. Only reason it’s in the news is because everyone thinks it’s racist. It’s also funny how some people on Facebook are going on about how all Collingwood supporters are like that. It’s… footy… calm… down…
I feel sorry for both sides, for the guy for being insulted, and for the girl for being hounded by the media, but this is so silly.
Was the player she insulted black or middle eastern? Because if they were, I’d actually have to disagree because people often throw ape or monkey at them as an insult because of their appearance and its got a lot of racist history behind it.
I would’ve been with you 100% if it had been something a little more generic like motherfucker or shitbag. But whether or not she intended it, there is a racist connotation to calling certain people that.
I don’t believe she should be hounded and harassed by people tho. She should apologize and learn that intention is not the only thing that matters, but not publicly vilified.