AFLW star Daisy Pearce has backed in the league’s decision to scrap a minute of silence for Queen Elizabeth II during Indigenous Round.
The minute of silence was initially observed for the opening match of the round, but it was removed for all remaining matches after being considered culturally insensitive to Australia’s Indigenous population.
Pearce said she supported the decision by the league, deeming the crossover inappropriate.
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“To me, Indigenous Round is a time not just for celebrating colourful jumpers, as awesome as they are, and not just for celebrating Indigenous players, but about educating ourselves and concerning ourselves with the facts in this country’s history that aren’t well told and giving Aboriginal and Torres Strait…