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Anthony Mundine joins calls to boycott the national anthem


Boxing champion Anthony Mundine is calling on the players lining up in tomorrow’s Grand Final to boycott the national anthem.

The 41-year-old has taken to social media to add to the growing calls for teams to take a stand at the MCG, and also at the NRL Grand Final in Sydney.

Mundine is joining activist Paul Gorrie in urging them to follow the lead taken by several NFL players in the United States, who kneeled during the national anthem in protest against racial inequality.

Gorrie posted a video online encouraging a similar protest.

‘Why not support indigenous black lives in Australia?’ he says in the video.

Mundine wrote on Facebook that the anthem is out of date.

‘The anthem was written in late 1700s where blackfullas were considered fauna,’ he wrote.