Anthony Mundine has called for a boycott of the national anthem at the AFL and NRL Grand Finals.
Mundine, a former rugby league player and professional boxer, shared a video by Australian pop culture website Junkee, on his Facebook page which urges people to boycott the anthem at the MCG and ANZ Stadium this weekend in support of the indigenous community.
The campaign is inspired by San Francisco NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and several other American football players who have opted to kneel rather than stand during the US national anthem to protest against racial inequality in the United States.
“Been saying this for years!” Mundine wrote on Facebook.
“The anthem was written in late 1700s where blackfullas (sic) were considered fauna (animals) advance Australia fair as in white not fair as in fair go.
“All players aboriginal & non aboriginal should boycott the anthem & start changing Australia’s ignorant mentality…lets move forward together yo.”