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Suns want 'monkey' jibe investigated

  • Suns want 'monkey' jibe investigated

    LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Aaron Hall of the Suns is chased by Bradley Hill of the Hawks during the round 14 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Gold Coast Suns at Aurora Stadium on June 26, 2016 in Launceston, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Gold Coast is calling on the AFL and ground officials to investigate a possible racist remark from a fan against Suns' midfielder Aaron Hall.

Fox Sports TV coverage of the Suns' 26-point loss to Hawthorn at Aurora Stadium in Launceston on Sunday clearly picked up a member of the crowd yelling abuse after Hall was awarded a free kick.

"Can you even see that far, you monkey," the fan said during the third quarter.

It is unclear if the comment was directed at Hall or an umpire.


Suns coach Rodney Eade said he wanted the incident looked into upon being informed by media after the game.

"If that's the case, hopefully the officials here, the AFL and the people here at Launceston oval get the people involved because it's not acceptable," Eade said.

Hall told News Corp he did not hear the comment.

In 2013, retired Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes was called an ape on the ground during at match at the MCG by a 13-year-old girl.

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