Indigenous quartet boycott Australian anthem at State Of Origin game | Rugby League News |

Indigenous quartet boycott Australian anthem at State Of Origin game | Rugby League News |

Indigenous quartet boycott Australian anthem at State Of Origin game | Rugby League News |

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Several indigenous players refused to sing the Australian national anthem before Game One of the State of Origin

Several indigenous players refused to sing the Australian national anthem before Game One of the State of Origin

Four players have boycotted the Australian national anthem at the State of Origin game between Queensland and New South Wales.

NSW’s Cody Walker, Josh Addo-Carr and Latrell Mitchell as well as Queensland’s Will Chambers say, as Indigenous players, it is not representative of them or their culture.

The players claim the line in Advance Australia Fair, “young and free”, ignores the country’s 60,000-year pre-European Indigenous history.

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