AFL star Cyril Rioli was subjected to a racist attack in response to a photo he posted on Instagram while attending the Dreamtime at the ‘G match.
Hawthorn’s Rioli, currently nursing a hamstring injury, attended the showpiece game of the league’s indigenous round on Saturday night.
Rioli’s photo, titled ‘Tiwi boys at Dreamtime at the G!’ attracted over 1600 likes but also a series of racist remarks by one user.
The 24-year-old, who was born on the Tiwi Islands – 80 kilometres north of Darwin, on Sunday posted a photo of the comments.
“In a week of celebration I get this s*** towards my people! Feel sorry for ya son!,” Rioli wrote.
The user responsible for the vitriolic message claimed his account was “hacked”.