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Statement: Liam Ryan

Quotes to be attributed to AFLPA CEO Paul Marsh. 

“It’s unacceptable that our Indigenous members continue to be racially vilified over the fence during games, in the community and in this instance, on social media,” Marsh said.

“Despite the outstanding leadership Indigenous players continue to display both on and off the field, they still remain targets for such shameful behaviour.

“This most recent incident directed at Liam Ryan and his family is disgraceful. We encourage everyone to be respectful at all times, and for those who need it to be educated about acceptable behaviour, and the significant hurt these types of words can cause a player, his or her family and their community. There is no place for this abuse in our game or in society.”