AFL Player Uses Homophobic Slur

On the weekend Port Adelaide player, Jeremy Finlayson, used a homophobic slur against an opposition player from Essendon during a game. Unfortunately homophobic language in the AFL isn’t new, casual homophobia is still being used in male sports teams and it has a detrimental impact on the LGBTIQA+ community.

SARAA is calling for the AFL and other sporting peak bodies to acknowledge the issue and take steps to make change in an attempt to remove homophobia from sporting environments. Everyone deserves to feel welcome and included in sport, it has a positive impact of people’s health and wellbeing.

See SARAA’s position statement below:

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