Eddie Betts has spoken out on radio after a tough week in the spotlight.
The Adelaide star was subjected to racial taunts during the Crows match against the Power last weekend.
“Enough is enough,” Betts said on Adelaide radio station, 5AA.
It isn’t the first time the small forward has been subject to racism, with a banana thrown in his direction in Adelaide’s last match-up against Port.
“It’s racism and we want to stomp it out of the game”.
It was reported the fellow indigenous star Patrick Ryder was also taunted racially during Saturday night’s game. These current and past incidents are an obvious sign to the AFL and society, that more needs to be done.
“We want to make footy an enjoyable place and support your team, win or lose … There is racial abuse and there is fighting on the hill … it’s not kid-friendly.” Betts explained.
The All-Australian told the hosts of the show that his wife had been in tears due to the tumultuous week he and his family have had.
The fan who made the comments, has since come out and said that she believes her comments were not racist.
The calls have grown for the AFL to increase the effort they put in to combat racism, with CEO Gillon McLachlan likely to answer those calls.