Aussie Men Diss Williams Sisters In Blackface

    When we see incidents of blatant racism perpetrated before the cameras the vileness of the act is often only matched by melodrama. Often it has been lamented that Venus and Serena Williams exists in spite of, not because of, mainstream sensibilities. So it is from that very same fabric that the disgusting actions of three Australian soccer players is cut from when they were captured dressed in blackface mocking Serena & Venus and Kenyan soccer player Aliiir Aliiir. An innate reaction to black excellence, but not surprising.

    Francis Gonzalez on Twitter

    Some Australians still have no clue what is considered racist. This Mad Monday “costume” is clearly racist. And I’m a person who is fed up with today’s over-the-top political correctness.

    The Penguin Football club, their employer, has since apologized and told the Huffington Post that they intended to dress in this manner and deemed their behavior unacceptable in this day and age.

    Francis Gonzalez on Twitter

    Some Australians still have no clue what is considered racist. This Mad Monday “costume” is clearly racist. And I’m a person who is fed up with today’s over-the-top political correctness.

    The CEO of AFL Tasmania, the league in which they compete, said via statement; We will be working with the league and club to get more information and to see how we can assist in providing education for the players.

    More information? Educating players? We’ve heard this before in other situations, like the infamous Riley Cooper N-word situation with the Philadelphia Eagles. He got what amounted to a three-day vacation and an endorsement from the team leader QB Michael Vick. Two different sports, two different continents, but it’s all relative when bigotry is involved.

    Racism Is The Ultimate Global Sporting Event

    Sports are supposed to be the one place where race is not supposed to matter anymore. Society is supposed to have grown past these things, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, all who are reading these words have lived long enough to see a mockery be made out of an aspect of professional sports that many believed was a pillar.

    Couple that with the “Good Ol’ Boys” mentality that fosters these belief systems in both Australian and American society, systems that place white males at the top of a hierarchy built on racial lies, and it’s easy to see the connection. It’s also likely that these bigots will be celebrated as returning conquerors upon serving out whatever flimsy punishment they’re served with.

    This public slander of the Williams sisters comes only weeks after cartoonist Michael Knight drew a very racist and demeaning depiction of Serena Williams for the slimy Herald Sun tabloid