Two acts of pointing, twenty years apart.
In 1993, AFL St.Kilda star footballer Nicky Winmar was racially abused by Collingwood fans.
Winmar's now famous response was to raise his jumper and point with pride to his Aboriginal skin.
This week, twenty years later, Winmar returned to Melbourne from Perth for the AFL's Indigenous Round and to share with many the ongoing significance of this defiant action.
Indeed, the AFL had been promoting this week's round with images of Sydney Swans double Brownlow medalist Adam Goodes renewing the Winmar gesture.
Toward the end of Friday night's Collingwood vs Sydney Swans game at the MCG - shown live on free-to-air television - a Collingwood spectator shouted at Adam Goodes and called him an "ape".
Goodes stopped, turned back and, to a security official, pointed to the person who had racially abused him.
It was a 13 year old girl. She was expelled from the ground.
Since then, much discussion.Victoria Police said on Saturday morning that a 13-year-old girl was interviewed over the incident and released last night pending further inquiries.But Goodes said he is not blaming the girl, saying she deserved to be supported and educated about why the racist comment was unacceptable."I'm pretty gutted to be honest," he told reporters in Melbourne on Saturday morning.
Today is National Sorry Day.
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Why NOT footballers-for-Social Reform?
In 2013 this doesn't seem such an unreasonable question, or proposition even - the AFL has been very reformist in recent decades - but in 1976 this poster sketch appeared a thing of fanciful idealism.
collection : Ian Potter Museum of Artdetail
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...LOGOS/HA HA