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Social media forced North to act

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 9 February, 2012 - 9:09 AM
Majak Daw; did the club fail him on Wednesday?

North Melbourne says it hasn't let Sudanese rookie Majak Daw down after suspending him, claiming "football's a tough game".

The 20-year-old's been sent down to train with Werribee indefinitely for lying to coach Brad Scott.

Daw was caught partying at a nightclub when he should have been home rehabilitating a knee injury.

He also owes a team-mate money and questions have been raised after he began a relationship with a team-mate's former girlfriend.

The club's under fire for not immediately detailing the reasons for his supension but Eugene Arocca says they'll wear it.

Arocca also said he has never seen rumours as vitriolic than the ones he saw posted on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday, which he says forced the club to come clean on why Daw was suspended.

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PLAY: Eugene Arocca speaks to Neil Mitchell about Majak Daw

PLAY: Brad Scott tells Sports Today that Majak Daw lied to him

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PLAY: Eugene Arocca/Donald McDonald address the media

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MAJAK UPDATE: North Melbourne coach Brad Scott denies there is anything majorly sinister behind the indefinite suspension of Majak Daw and has revealed on 3AW the player lying to the coach is why the 20-year-old was banned.

VIDEO: Majak Daw talks about racism with Neil Mitchell in 2011

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Blog comments Your Say

  • North Melbourne CEO Eugene Arocca is a racist for describing Majak as:

    "This is a chap who was in Egypt for three years with his family as a 12-year-old. I think lying might have been a part of the way they had to survive. I think you've got to take that into account."

    Recently much as been done to stamp out racism based on simplistic generalisations that convey a sense of inferiority in the victim and false superiority of the inadvertant racist - in this case, Eugene Arocca.

    Telling the truth is just as important a value to poor families as it is rich families. Should all refugees from war torn countries now labelled more likely to be liars? Should all indigenous players from remote communities with rampant poverty and social problems be considered more likely to lie?

    The corollary is that people only need lie about things involving breaking social justice mores involving rules and laws.

    It is grossly irresponsible for an AFL CEO to characterise anybody overcoming hardship and poverty requiring a skillset of a liar.

    Neil please follow this up as the cliche of poor people struggling against violence or oppression being more likely to be liars stinks!

    Mike Friday 10 February, 2012 - 8:53 AM
  • What's all the fuss over this bloke? he is lucky they didn't sack him,hard to trust him now>!

    Steve Thursday 9 February, 2012 - 2:51 PM
  • Phillip, my point exactly!

    Pam B Thursday 9 February, 2012 - 12:24 PM
  • To PamB: Facebook doesn't defame peoples personalities, people defame peoples personalities!

    Phillip Molly Malone Thursday 9 February, 2012 - 12:03 PM
  • This Facebook is absolute rubbish. It causes so much trouble, and will only get worse. People need to get a life!

    Pam B Thursday 9 February, 2012 - 11:05 AM
  • Verbal gymnastics.One wonders where it's taught,maybe at law school,maybe at Collingwould,with Eddie as head tutor,whatever,Eug' certainly excells.As for the editor of the leading newspaper,as mentioned,he certainly played Eug'on a break by getting him to come clean.

    jgl Melb Thursday 9 February, 2012 - 10:48 AM

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