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The I ❤️ Collingwood thread.

Born_a_Tiger78

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It is a learned behaviour. Any white kid who grew up in the northern suburbs of Melbourne in the late 70's and 80's was racist including myself. It's how you unlearn that behavior and grow up as an adult that defines whether you continue to be a racist (including unconsciously).
Agree, probably not racist, just thinking they are genetically superior.

A joke. Thanks Wilbur Smith.
 

sconies

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Aug 22, 2019
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welp.
Yep, I read the tweet(s). Real great timing for arguably their most well-known supporter to come out like that when they're on a 'we're not a club with a racism problem' diatribe.
 

TigerMasochist

Walks softly carries a big stick.
Jul 13, 2003
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Haaarrrrgggh. Looks like Joffa's just launched with a size twenty gumboot n the Colonwood footy club have instantly *smile* themselves.
 

aoc1974

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Kind of ironic as Eddie went out of his way to thank "my great mate Joffa Corfe" on the way out the door....
They say Ed's been in hiding ..... maybe he's in South East Asia tweeting from Joffa's account:rolleyes:
 

zippadeee

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Oct 8, 2004
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How was he getting into the games if he wasn't a member?
Didn't he say on open mike he was proud to be 30 or 40 year member?
Don't you have to be a member to be part of the cheer squad?
How did Collingwoods award him an achievement award if he wasn't even a member?
 

tigersnake

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Sep 10, 2003
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They have effectively loaded a gun and handed it to the authors and asked them to shoot them. Ripping the scabs off your own racism in public in an effort to do better going forward is quite commendable I think, especially when I could write that report for just about any sporting club in Australia apart from the profile of incident which is relative, but Collingwood has made the effort to instigate change.

right, wrong and wrong.

The loaded gun bit, spot on. But your explanation and analysis is completely wrong. This rarely happens, but when it does, it is a signifier that things have gotten so bad, that the organisation has backed itself into a corner, swept things under the carpet for so long, something has to give. It is not commendable, it is because things have gotten so bad for so long that something has to give, think Queensland and the Fitzgerald Report.

Any sporting club in Australia? What a load of crap. Culture and governance varies across organisations. Its not set in concrete sure, and can also vary over time, but culture varies across organisations, hugely different between Rio Tinto and BHP for example, and Richmond and Collingwood. You could say there is a Collingwood or 2 in most leagues in Aus, that would be fair enough, but 'just about every club' is plain wrong.

The report says Collingwood's culture is deep seated, this squares with the public record.

Collingwood's goes back to Allan McKallister 'we would draft blacks if they were more like white people.

Have you ever read Gilbert McAdam's accounts of the crowd at the Nicky Winmar jumper lifting game?

Anecdotally, my own experience of the crowd's racism towards Michael Mitchell at Vic Park was disturbing and unforgettable.

Eddie? He was there for all the above. He was host and producer of TFS when Newman wore black makeup and parodied Nicky Winmar.

The rest of his form is well documented, it ain't pretty.

Loaded gun? Yes. Commendable? No, unavoidable due to how bad the situation got. Objectively No. The same as every sports club, therefore normal? No, objectively no..
 
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