Crown
Earlier this year

Ben Simmons paid by Vic Gov to promote Racist Aussies to wor

Great tour of Aus so far by our Goat!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Seriously, WTF is this shit???

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Crown  
Earlier this year

Its exactly what it says.
He is paid by vic gov to promote Victoria
He then calls out Casino guards (who are immigrants themselves) for Racism!
Great investment... agree?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I fail to see how this is anything but a massive beat up?

How does being paid to promote a region's tourism preclude your from calling out behaviour at a particular establishment?

The nature of the incident might be in question, but I’m not sure what the whole point trying to be made in this story is? Is he supposed to shut up if something off happens?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Has anyone else put 2 and 2 together and figured out why he pulled out of the world cup yet insisted on playing in the Melbourne lead up games?

For those who are slow: No, not for the fans.
A sneaky little bonus in his Visit Victoria contract.

This for me takes the cake. As pissed I was when he pulled out after I bought tickets, I think tBA made the right decision in not letting him play the lead ups if he didnt want to be part of the world cup.

What a disgrace.

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

I'm guessing this moral outrage comes from a troll in a certain Asian country; otherwise, someone’s been smokin some real bad shit!

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Dave Q  
Earlier this year

Huh? I think he had a pretty minor lapse of judgement with the insta-post. No particularly earth-shattering however.

Panties have been unnecessarily twisted in this case imo.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Well he is doing his job

Plenty of talk about him in Melbourne

And melbournes a shit hole anyway

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Just signed a $200 million dollar contract and is worried about his what, $10,000 bonus you reckon. Carnnnn

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Greggo  
Earlier this year

Tall poppy at it's best

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Mr. Big Checks  
Earlier this year

Simmons did the right thing call it out when you see it doesn't matter who is paying what always call it as you see it. If there were more people in the world like Ben then the world would be a better place.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

So what if Ben was paid to come to Melbourne? Most sporting personalities get paid to make appearances.

He called out what he perceived as racism, normally minorities can pick up when someone is treating them unfairly. Uproar about nothing.

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Greggo  
Earlier this year

People taking sides with f*cken Peter Ford? Far out

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

#986 compared to what?

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White Dog  
Earlier this year

You are crazy if you think Australia does not have a racism problem.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

I'm fairly confident in saying everywhere has a racism problem unfortunately. Australia is certainly no exception, and I've witnessed it myself (happening to others) enough times over the years. I don't think our racism issues are near the US-level of toxicity, but they are not great, either.

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White Dog  
Earlier this year

I guess I am sort of a target being a brown Muslim. Just speaking from bad experiences that occur almost daily. I am also in Perth which is very racist.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

That's unfortunate you've experienced racism, I was born in WA, but have dark skin due to SE Asian background and have experienced my fair share of racism, Adelaide being the most racist place I've ever personally experienced. You do realise though by calling yourself "white dog" you're just contributing to the problem?

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Perth is racist but remember it does go both ways, it really is a free-for-all here.

As a child being yelled at for being a "white c*nt" by adult indigenous for no reason was pretty brutal when it's the furthest topic from your young mind.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

I got called white cunt and white dog all the time playing footy. Just laughed. Least I'm not black.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ahhh being a good ol Perthling myself i was on the receiving end being called a wog c*** on numerous occasions in my life. It certainly is a melting pot of racism over here. But what i experienced in my childhood wouldn't compare to the racial profiling that happens because of the colour of your skin. If that indeed is what happened to Simmons then good on him for calling it out. He would understand it better than me.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

So now Ben is being attacked for putting on clinics to meet fans because he's charging $200, wtf is wrong with Australia, leave the guy alone, AFL players charge kids $50 just to get a photo with them and former players charge amateur clubs $1000 to spend an hour talking shit. It's getting a bit fucking tedious now.

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Camel 31  
Earlier this year

My skin is brown. My manner is tough My life has been too rough.
I'm awfully bitter these days, because my parents were slaves...

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