Seagulls condemn slur

May 15, 2024 3:40 pm in by
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North Shore has condemned a homophobic slur that earned Cameron Primmer a two-week suspension.

The Seagulls have released a statement following the penalty handed to the defender by the AFL Barwon Match Review Panel after an incident in Saturday’s loss to Colac at Central Reserve.

Primmer was shown a red card late in the third quarter for a comment heard by the umpire that was directed at a Tigers player.

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“We are deeply disappointed and condemn the recent use of homophobic slur by one of our players,” president Dale Purcell said in a statement.

“Such language has no place in our club, our sport, or society as a whole. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful environment for all, regardless of sexual orientation or identity.

“We will be providing education to ensure all members of our club understand the importance of diversity and respect.

“We apologise to anyone who was hurt or offended by these remarks and reaffirm our commitment to promoting equality and diversity within football.

“The North Shore Football Netball Club stands firm against discrimination in any form and will continue to work tirelessly to eradicate it from our sport and community.”

K rock Football understands Primmer has contacted Colac to personally apologise for his comment.

He will miss games either side of the bye before being free to return in Round 8.

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