Heated debate intensifies ahead of Tri Nations as Wallabies look set to take knee for BLM
The furore around whether the Wallabies will or will not take a knee for BLM in their Tri-Nations fixture vs the All Blacks has intensified recently as the former head of the Indigenous Advisory Council Warren Mundine weighed in on the debate.
In an interview with Ben Fordham, Mundine had this to say,
“I think it’s a stupid idea quite frankly.
“People are getting a bit sick and tired of sportspeople telling us how we should be acting.”
Fordham seemed to agree with Mundine’s views on the matter,
“The Black Lives Matter movement, it might have started as a protest supporting black lives but it’s turned into an avenue for violent thugs.
“My advice to the Wallabies would be to have nothing to do with this.”
Former Wallaby star Nick Farr-Jones also disagreed with the players taking a knee ,
“To take the risk of basically splitting the support the Wallabies are starting to earn through their gutsy performances in Wellington and Auckland — just don’t do it guys, it’s too risky,”
“You run the risk that a few (viewers) would just turn off. They don’t want to see politics in national sport. That’s a real risk. I think it could be divisive.”
Fans have also had their say on social media around the Wallabies taking a knee.
— lia (@outofthepickle) October 22, 2020
Seems a cop out, to me. RT ‘It could be divisive’: Nick Farr-Jones warns Wallabies not to take a knee in support of BLM https://t.co/fFvmxsjPra
— Alan Thomas (@x_Alan_Thomas_x) October 22, 2020
Hopefully saner minds prevail @wallabies, BLM is a radical Marxist political organisation that promotes racist ideology through critical race theory. not something that should be supported.
— Ben (@LimmerBen) October 22, 2020
Who is Nick Farr-Jones and why is he speaking honky cracker nonsense?
It’s not like Rugby is winning over hearts & minds at the mo, is this really the best he could come up with?
CTE is real y’all#auspol
— Royal Chant (@RoyalChantMP) October 22, 2020
Nick Farr-Jones seems utterly ignorant of his own country’s history. Perhaps Adam Goodes should have a word.
— Mike Martin 🇪🇺🇬🇧🇩🇿 (@mikemartintweet) October 22, 2020
Nick Farr-Jones is an ignorant racist. https://t.co/b2NqI7lQyB
— Eric Rowe (@kiwieric) October 22, 2020
Nick Farr-Jones comments “all lives matter”.
I’m not sure ‘stupid’ is the right descriptor. Enough said. https://t.co/67lUFEvUpi
— Alya (@AlyaNusbaum) October 22, 2020
What do you think?
Should the Wallabies take a knee for BLM ahead of their Tri-Nations opener? Let us know what you think.