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Fighting words from Mundine

Posted by: 2UE | 19 October, 2012 - 8:07 AM
Anthony Mundine with Sports Today on 2UE 954

Controversial boxer Anthony Mundine has questioned the Indigenous heritage of his upcoming opponent Daniel Geale. Speaking to Sports Today he claims Geale's Indigenous heritage has been bred out.

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Tasmanian Aboriginal leader Michael Mansell says boxer Anthony Mundine is racist, and told him to stay away from the island state until he apologises for comments about its indigenous people.

Mr Mansell's slammed remarks Mundine made about fellow Aboriginal boxer Daniel Geale as ugly and racist, and an embarrassment to Aboriginal people everywhere.

At a media conference yesterday to promote a January bout, Mundine said Tasmania's Aborigines had been wiped out and Geale did not represent black people.

Mr Mansell says that's a myth, and Tasmanian Aborigines have now withdrawn permission for the boxer to visit the state. (AAP)

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Yeah Nigel !!!!! Nigel Mansell go get em.

    Peter Monday 22 October, 2012 - 11:23 AM
  • Lets see if the socialists jump up in arms as they did with Bolts comments and get thier lying media into another frenzy or do they just do that when it suits thier agenda's.

    mick Sunday 21 October, 2012 - 4:20 PM
  • Joe, All religions are peaceful but Islam is a complete system to living a life that is characterised by true peace, true justice, true equality, true love, true brotherhood, true tolerance, true piety and a true way for humanity to reach its full potential.

    Before we start debasing Mundine, we must know that he is using one of our so called values we pride and that is "free speech".

    yusuf Sunday 21 October, 2012 - 9:02 AM
  • Islam, no less a religion of peace than Christianity, I would say.

    James W Saturday 20 October, 2012 - 4:40 PM
  • Islam, a religion of peace.

    Joe Friday 19 October, 2012 - 9:24 PM
  • I hope that Nigel Mansell takes Mundine to the Antidiscrimination Commission for his comments like Andrew Bolt was.

    That way the indigenous community can confirm that the prosecution of Andrew Bolt was not political but a genuine reflection that such comments are unacceptable.

    If Nigel does that, he will have my full support. If he doesn't, then he only proves that he is not seriously offended by either Mundine or Bolt and the later was a political attack.

    Peter Friday 19 October, 2012 - 3:29 PM

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