The Ticket: Protest, Patriotism and Professionals in sport
In The Ticket Tracey Holmes wraps up the week in sport. This week:
If you’re one of those that think sport and politics shouldn’t mix, there’s a long list of politicians who claim they’re on your side; in the process putting politics right in the mix. Matt Norman speaks on a panel about Politics in Sport.
We head to America to put some perspective on what it means to ‘Take A Knee’ – and thanks to President Trump the movement has had a revival this week;
In Australia – former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, in trashing a song to be played at the NRL Grand Final, has caused ‘Same Love’ to go back to number one.
We catch up with one of the Wallabies who boycotted the South Africa tour in 1971 protesting against apartheid, who says it’s no different to today’s same sex marriage debate.
And this week’s panel looks at sporting protest across the world, including the role of Olympic silver medalist Peter Norman, the other guy on the podium for the 1968 Black Power Salute.