“Years ago I wanted to create a council of black players, past and present, to improve the support we have access to and enhance our collective bargaining power,” he says.
“So to prepare I thought it was best to attend the Indigenous camp for a few days. The AFLPA made me spend my own money to go, where they didn’t care if I slept on the floor.
“I said, ‘look, I’ve already spent over $1200 for this trip, you have funds as the AFLPA and you’re covering club staff and have a lot of money budgeted for the trip, why can’t you let me sleep in one of the player allocated rooms?
“I don’t want to mention where I slept, it’s degrading.