“I hammer abos but secretly I really love them”
Ric then goes on to say that as he is getting on in years he likes Aboriginal players because it is easier to see them on the field with his failing eye-sight. I am sure the Central Queensland Indigenous AFL players will be chuffed to know that.
You know if someone has actually lived among Aboriginal people they usually develop an understanding of their way of life and of the impacts white settlement has had on their history and culture.
And since Ric is an admirer of the late Fred Hollows perhaps he should head over to the Fred Hollows Foundation. Its preamble says:
“Indigenous Australians have fewer opportunities to maintain and improve their health and life situation than non-Indigenous Australians. They do not have the same access to employment, housing, medical services and education, nor are they equally engaged in our social and political systems.”
Fred Hollows himself said:
“Until Aborigines share the same basic conditions of hygiene, sound diet, insect proof housing, sanitation and clean water… Aborigines in rural parts of the country will continue to be afflicted with avoidable diseases such as trachoma”
Fred got it – Ric still hasn’t.