Welcome to Essendon - Gach Nyuon

Another exciting pick that fills a need.

Best headbutt since Peter Caven delivered that vicious one on Plugger.

Sad, he probably considers himself Australian as do many of us whose origins are overseas.

I'm not completely sure how the whole racism thing works, but what does his Sudanese background have to do with the article and why it was deemed necessary to include?

Well, theres a few reasons. With a name like Gach readers are probably curious where he is from. It probably generates discussion too because some people will automatically assume he is dangerous because he is Sudanese and others will defend him by saying he is still learning how we do things in Australia, tough upbringing etc. Papers gonna be papers.

I hate the big papers for obvious reasons but its certainly not racist mentioning where he is from, Im sure if Emma Quayle mentioned it blitzers wouldn’t care. If it was Heppel theyd mention he was from Traralgon and if it was Hooker theyd mention he was from WA.

One of our players did something stupid and got bad press. Nitpicking the paper for how they reported it just avoiding the issue at hand. We should be grateful they didnt even mention the sorry saga.

It’s one thing to say he was born in Sudan, but the article states he is a “Sudanese ruckman”.

He came here with his family when he was seven or something. Pretty confident he would have Australian citizenship by now.

Lol, ive never accused them of fact checking.

In any case, Sudanese could refer to place of birth, not just citizenship.

My point is that if they mention his biography in a fluff piece its ok, but if they mention it alongside a negative story it’s somehow racist…

If you think a paper saying "sudanese ruckman" is racist you probably need to sort yourself out

Seriously

If his dad were English they wouldn’t call him an English ruckman.

Yep that’s the point, saying he is Sudanese is not in itself racist but in the context of the article it leaves the reason open to interpretation. If it was Jamar it would be ex Melbourne ruckman Mark Jamar, not half Russian ruckman Mark Jamar. Unless of course it was 1940.

Political correctness has gone mad.

He is ■■■■■■■ Sudanese. Have you thought that they afl wants papers to write “Sudanese”, so that it builds on their “multicultural” theme. Other “Sudanese” people may read the article and then think about following the sport, or at least that player. Isn’t that a good thing.

BTW, pretty sure every article Jim Stynes was involved in, he was referred to as the big Irishman. Look him up in wiki, first sentence mentions the fact he is Irish.

Wiki is obviously racist!

Referring to him as Sudanese is only racist if he was actually from Sierra Leone.

Referring to him as Sudanese is only racist if he was actually from Sierra Leone.
correct, or from Noble Park.
It's not so much that he is black, or originally from Sudan. It's the way people's mind works. Try this as an experiment: scan through news items on any media in Australia.

You will notice that if it is a positive story, the person is ‘Australian’… for example, “… Australian scientist Alex Zelinsky was working on breakthrough…”

If the story is negative, then any international link is named, eg: “… the Russian born scientist stole secret documents…”

Is that “the way peoples minds work”? Or the way racism is ingrained into every part of the Australian media?

I think it is usually a subconscious false pride in your own kind, and a fear of those not like you.

So it’s racism in the journo’s minds?

I doubt it.
Journalists aren’t racist… they’re just greedy carnts preying on the fears of the common man. Fear begets profit.

Yep, … and one day, … someday, … if there’s any such thing as karma, … or kismet, … or hell, they all begetting fked up! … Severely.

The nations that have our kind of media, have suitably suppressed their citizens by allowing them ‘just enough’ so that there is never a chance of revolution.

It's not so much that he is black, or originally from Sudan. It's the way people's mind works. Try this as an experiment: scan through news items on any media in Australia.

You will notice that if it is a positive story, the person is ‘Australian’… for example, “… Australian scientist Alex Zelinsky was working on breakthrough…”

If the story is negative, then any international link is named, eg: “… the Russian born scientist stole secret documents…”

Is that “the way peoples minds work”? Or the way racism is ingrained into every part of the Australian media?

I think it is usually a subconscious false pride in your own kind, and a fear of those not like you.

So it’s racism in the journo’s minds?

I doubt it.
Journalists aren’t racist… they’re just greedy carnts preying on the fears of the common man. Fear begets profit.

Yep, … and one day, … someday, … if there’s any such thing as karma, … or kismet, … or hell, they all begetting fked up! … Severely.

It's not so much that he is black, or originally from Sudan. It's the way people's mind works. Try this as an experiment: scan through news items on any media in Australia.

You will notice that if it is a positive story, the person is ‘Australian’… for example, “… Australian scientist Alex Zelinsky was working on breakthrough…”

If the story is negative, then any international link is named, eg: “… the Russian born scientist stole secret documents…”

Is that “the way peoples minds work”? Or the way racism is ingrained into every part of the Australian media?

I think it is usually a subconscious false pride in your own kind, and a fear of those not like you.

So it’s racism in the journo’s minds?

I doubt it.
Journalists aren’t racist… they’re just greedy carnts preying on the fears of the common man. Fear begets profit.

Some are, some aren’t, but you’re right, they’ll report whatever their masters say, in the way their masters want it said. And their masters are driven by $$ and power.

It's not so much that he is black, or originally from Sudan. It's the way people's mind works. Try this as an experiment: scan through news items on any media in Australia.

You will notice that if it is a positive story, the person is ‘Australian’… for example, “… Australian scientist Alex Zelinsky was working on breakthrough…”

If the story is negative, then any international link is named, eg: “… the Russian born scientist stole secret documents…”

Is that “the way peoples minds work”? Or the way racism is ingrained into every part of the Australian media?

I think it is usually a subconscious false pride in your own kind, and a fear of those not like you.

So it’s racism in the journo’s minds?

It's not so much that he is black, or originally from Sudan. It's the way people's mind works. Try this as an experiment: scan through news items on any media in Australia.

You will notice that if it is a positive story, the person is ‘Australian’… for example, “… Australian scientist Alex Zelinsky was working on breakthrough…”

If the story is negative, then any international link is named, eg: “… the Russian born scientist stole secret documents…”

Is that “the way peoples minds work”? Or the way racism is ingrained into every part of the Australian media?

I think it is usually a subconscious false pride in your own kind, and a fear of those not like you.

So it’s racism in the journo’s minds?

I doubt it.
Journalists aren’t racist… they’re just greedy carnts preying on the fears of the common man. Fear begets profit.

It's not so much that he is black, or originally from Sudan. It's the way people's mind works. Try this as an experiment: scan through news items on any media in Australia.

You will notice that if it is a positive story, the person is ‘Australian’… for example, “… Australian scientist Alex Zelinsky was working on breakthrough…”

If the story is negative, then any international link is named, eg: “… the Russian born scientist stole secret documents…”

Is that “the way peoples minds work”? Or the way racism is ingrained into every part of the Australian media?

I think it is usually a subconscious false pride in your own kind, and a fear of those not like you.

If you think a paper saying "sudanese ruckman" is racist you probably need to sort yourself out

Seriously

If his dad were English they wouldn’t call him an English ruckman.

What if he was a ruckman from Ireland ?

Well, he definitely wouldn’t be called the Sudanese Ruckman then, would he?

It's not so much that he is black, or originally from Sudan. It's the way people's mind works. Try this as an experiment: scan through news items on any media in Australia.

You will notice that if it is a positive story, the person is ‘Australian’… for example, “… Australian scientist Alex Zelinsky was working on breakthrough…”

If the story is negative, then any international link is named, eg: “… the Russian born scientist stole secret documents…”

Is that “the way peoples minds work”? Or the way racism is ingrained into every part of the Australian media?

It’s not so much that he is black, or originally from Sudan. It’s the way people’s mind works. Try this as an experiment: scan through news items on any media in Australia.

You will notice that if it is a positive story, the person is ‘Australian’… for example, “… Australian scientist Alex Zelinsky was working on breakthrough…”

If the story is negative, then any international link is named, eg: “… the Russian born scientist stole secret documents…”

"racism ˈreɪsɪz(ə)m/ noun the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. "theories of racism" prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior. "a programme to combat racism" synonyms: racial discrimination, racialism, racial prejudice/bigotry, xenophobia, chauvinism, bigotry, bias, intolerance; More"

Unless the article was implying he head butted his opponent BECAUSE he’s of Sudanese I don’t see how it could possibly be construed as being racist.

It’d be like someone crying sexism, ageism and discrimination against people who drive cares if an article said something like “the female driver, aged 32, was found to be at fault in the fatal car crash

It depends if she was hot or not.

Sadly, not far from the truth

"racism ˈreɪsɪz(ə)m/ noun the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. "theories of racism" prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior. "a programme to combat racism" synonyms: racial discrimination, racialism, racial prejudice/bigotry, xenophobia, chauvinism, bigotry, bias, intolerance; More"

Unless the article was implying he head butted his opponent BECAUSE he’s of Sudanese I don’t see how it could possibly be construed as being racist.

It’d be like someone crying sexism, ageism and discrimination against people who drive cares if an article said something like “the female driver, aged 32, was found to be at fault in the fatal car crash

It depends if she was hot or not.

“racism
ˈreɪsɪz(ə)m/
noun
the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
“theories of racism”
prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.
“a programme to combat racism”
synonyms: racial discrimination, racialism, racial prejudice/bigotry, xenophobia, chauvinism, bigotry, bias, intolerance; More”

Unless the article was implying he head butted his opponent BECAUSE he’s of Sudanese I don’t see how it could possibly be construed as being racist.

It’d be like someone crying sexism, ageism and discrimination against people who drive cares if an article said something like “the female driver, aged 32, was found to be at fault in the fatal car crash”

Why did the article mention he played for Vic Country? Totally irrelevant to the article, and no doubt a pathetic attempt to link Gach's actions with the ice epidemic sweeping rural Victoria.

lol well played