North Melbourne will revoke a former rookie player’s impending past players association membership after he posted a racist comment on social media.
The Kangaroos released a statement on Monday night condemning a remark in response to Heritier Lumumba’s recent comments about the AFL’s handling of racism.
North said the ex-player, which it didn’t name but indicated he was rookie listed in 2012 and delisted in 2014 without playing a senior game, has since deleted the highly offensive post.
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North Melbourne chief executive Ben Amarfio, who urged the AFL to “go harder” at racism in the code during a recent meeting with fellow club bosses and league chief Gillon McLachlan, said the football community must “stop the cruelty and be kinder…