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Swans to show support for Recognise

Sydney Swans Media  May 27, 2016 9:30 AM

Adam Goodes wearing a t-shirt in support of the Recognise campaign.

Adam Goodes wearing a t-shirt in support of the Recognise campaign.

Sydney Swans players will proudly wear the R logo for the Recognise campaign on their jumpers in Friday night’s Marn Grook at the SCG.

The campaign seeks to have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders included in the nation’s Constitution.

Former Swans player Adam Goodes features in the organisation’s television commercial, while fellow Swans great Michael O’Loughlin is an ambassador for Recognise.

O’Loughlin says the campaign is about fairness and telling Australia’s whole story.

“Along with our work with communities, many Indigenous players in the AFL are supporting the national campaign to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia’s Constitution – our nation’s rulebook – and importantly, to end the racial discrimination that still sits in the Constitution,” O’Loughlin said.

“Both on the field and off the field, footy fans understand the need for recognition, respect and freedom from racism.”

Also at the game the Recognise logo will feature on the 50-metre arcs of the SCG, while the Recognise AFL video will be played on the big screen.

Marn Grook at the SCG will open Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round of the AFL, with the Sydney Swans to face ladder leaders North Melbourne on Friday night.

Gates open 4.05pm, while the match begins 7.50pm.