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Trans footballer allegedly vilified on pitch in New South Wales

Australian Football League steps in to mediate and educate after local club fails to investigate vilification claims adequately.

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16th June 2013 08:07

Alessia Valenza

A transgender footballer playing for the Australian Football League (AFL) was allegedly called ‘it’ and told she has AIDS by opposition players during a game.

Kirsti Miller took to social media to speak out about the insults but instead of backing her up, her club South Broken Hill women’s team reprimanded her for publicizing it.

The dressing down took place in changing rooms before a game against the same team whose players Miller said insulted her, prompting her to leave in tears and drop-out of the match, ABC reports.

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