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AFL, Gold Coast Suns players apologise to Joel Wilkinson for 2013 blackface incident – ABC News

The Gold Coast Suns and AFL acknowledge the hurt suffered by former player Joel Wilkinson at a 2013 Wacky Wednesday event, where two of his teammates dressed in…

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The Gold Coast Suns have acknowledged a “regrettable” incident of racism involving former player Joel Wilkinson at a 2013 Wacky Wednesday event, where two of his teammates dressed in blackface.

  • The Gold Coast Suns say two players dressing in blackface in 2013 was “inappropriate, unacceptable and regrettable”
  • Former player Joel Wilkinson took the case to the Human Rights Commission in 2018
  • The players involved, Alex Sexton and Leigh Osborne, have both apologised for their roles in the incident

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