The Australian Football League is investigating claims the senior coaching staff bullied Aboriginal players at one of its most successful clubs.
Players were isolated from family, told to break up with their partners, and ordered to end a pregnancy in one case, according to an Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) report.
Hawthorn Football Club has promised to investigate the “disturbing” claims.
They were uncovered by a review of the team’s treatment of Indigenous people.
The ABC, which appears to be familiar with the contents of the report, interviewed three unnamed players who were at the Melbourne club – also known as the Hawks – between 2005 and 2021.
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