January 15, 2013
This photo of Australian AFL great, Nicky Winmar, has been described as one of the most moving images in Australian sport.Winmar, who played for St Kilda at the time, was racially criticised during a 1993 match against Collingwood. At the end of the game, when St Kilda won by 22 points, Winmar lifted his shirt and pointed to his skin. The next day this photo was published in newspapers around the country under headlines such as “I’m black and proud of it” and “I’ve got guts.” The moment has been credited as a catalyst for the movement against racism in Australian football.

This photo of Australian AFL great, Nicky Winmar, has been described as one of the most moving images in Australian sport.

Winmar, who played for St Kilda at the time, was racially criticised during a 1993 match against Collingwood. At the end of the game, when St Kilda won by 22 points, Winmar lifted his shirt and pointed to his skin. 

The next day this photo was published in newspapers around the country under headlines such as “I’m black and proud of it” and “I’ve got guts.” The moment has been credited as a catalyst for the movement against racism in Australian football.

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