Former Collingwood player Leon Davis: ‘We don’t want our kids to have to go through the bullshit’

Former Collingwood player Leon Davis: ‘We don’t want our kids to have to go through the bullshit’

The Guardian

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Drafted as an excited teenager, the First Nations man was stunned and isolated by racist bullying. ‘I don’t take any pleasure from Eddie stepping down,’ he says today. ‘The issues have not gone away’

For the past few weeks, proud Balardong Whadjuk man Leon Davis – who donned the Collingwood black and white for 11 years – has been waiting for a call from the club.

He waited as the details of the “Do Better” report into racism at the club, conducted by distinguished Prof Larissa Behrendt and Prof Lindon Coombes, was handed to the Collingwood board. He waited as the report was leaked on the front page of the Herald Sun, and as outrage grew over its findings that there was systemic racism ingrained in the club.

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