During the halftime break of Saturday’s SANFL Indigenous Round clash against Port Adelaide, 1961 song My Boomerang Won’t Come Back was played.
Central District Football Club chief executive Kris Grant said the club is “deeply sorry” for any offence or distress the playing of the song may have caused to anyone.
Kris Grant “It was an entirely unintentional mistake, the song was played and it was simply chosen on the day because of its title. The Club admits that they should have done further research into the history and lyrics of the song and acknowledges the song was wrong and offensive”.
The match day had otherwise been a fantastic celebration of SANFL’s Indigenous Round, in which the Club acknowledged the outstanding contribution of Indigenous players past and present.