Two years ago
What to do about racist fans?
There is a "family" of "racists" behind me at the Arena.
And it's giving the shits.
They are exceptionally loud and vocal. I am often loud and vocal, and have been known to heckle a dubious ref call, and I certainly threw a few choice words at Conklin.
All in good fun, so I try to be tolerant of their loud and mouthy ways.
But it's the racial undertones that I am finding irritating.
The Jackson's were referred to as "baa baa black-sheeps." Now referring to the Breakers in that way is somewhat humorous, they are dressed in black and they are from NZ. But they singled out the two AA players on the team.
They also have colourful names for OUR tanned players. They refer to Jawai as "Green Mile," Prather as "Monkey" and something else for Beal.
I think what makes it worse is that they will yell these out whilst our players are shooting FT's at our end.
It doesn't sound like much, but it is really irritating on the night.