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    Many cultures, one game: Dogs reveal multicultural guernsey

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    The Western Bulldogs will wear a specially designed guernsey against Essendon this Sunday at Etihad Stadium to commemorate AFL Multicultural Round.

    The guernsey was inspired by the idea of blending together different cultural artwork styles to create a piece of art that represents the joining of many heritages and cultures to create one harmonious community.

    The Bulldogs’ spiritual home of Footscray is characterised by a diverse multicultural community, which reflects the successive waves of immigration experienced by Melbourne, and Footscray in particular.

    Incorporating elements of Russian, Indian, African, Chinese, Italian and Polish print, the guernsey includes the phrase ‘many cultures one game’, capturing the spirit of unity which Multicultural Round is about.

    The Western Bulldogs will be represented this year by Norm Smith medallist Jason Johannisen and Lin Jong who have been named as one of 19 Australia Post AFL Multicultural Player Ambassadors for 2017.

    The multicultural jumper is the third alternative design the Club has worn this year, along guernsey’s commemorating, indigenous round and Bob Murphy’s 300th game.
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    Re: Many cultures, one game: Dogs reveal multicultural guernsey

    We have all this multicultural stuff and it's quite strange the UK never get a mention, even Footscray is named after a place in England. Or do we not count England as one of the cultures which had probably the most influence?
    Or would it upset the aboriginal part of Australia to mention it?
    Good or bad it's a big part of Australian culture.
    Yes me being born in England made me wonder.
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    Re: Many cultures, one game: Dogs reveal multicultural guernsey

    When 'retro round', 'freak week' and 'lefty round' all get an equal platform of having a week too. Well, the cynic in me thinks not much of the AFEL and its motives.
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    Re: Many cultures, one game: Dogs reveal multicultural guernsey

    Quote Originally Posted by ledge View Post
    We have all this multicultural stuff and it's quite strange the UK never get a mention, even Footscray is named after a place in England. Or do we not count England as one of the cultures which had probably the most influence?
    Or would it upset the aboriginal part of Australia to mention it?
    Good or bad it's a big part of Australian culture.
    Yes me being born in England made me wonder.
    We are still under English rule here being part of the monarchy. Not sure it will ever be mentioned unless we were a republic.

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    Re: Many cultures, one game: Dogs reveal multicultural guernsey

    Quote Originally Posted by Topdog View Post
    We are still under English rule here being part of the monarchy. Not sure it will ever be mentioned unless we were a republic.
    The AfL line is to recognise all cultures.
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    Re: Many cultures, one game: Dogs reveal multicultural guernsey

    Quote Originally Posted by ledge View Post
    We have all this multicultural stuff and it's quite strange the UK never get a mention, even Footscray is named after a place in England. Or do we not count England as one of the cultures which had probably the most influence?
    Or would it upset the aboriginal part of Australia to mention it?
    Good or bad it's a big part of Australian culture.
    Yes me being born in England made me wonder.
    On the AFL players Association site, there is a map of the world showing where all the players who were either born overseas, or have one parent born overseas come from. There are plenty from the UK.
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    Re: Many cultures, one game: Dogs reveal multicultural guernsey

    Quote Originally Posted by ledge View Post
    The AfL line is to recognise all cultures.
    I'm not advocating either way just saying why I think they won't mention it.

    To be fair to the AFL I believe we do this with everything English and multicultural in Aus.

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    Re: Many cultures, one game: Dogs reveal multicultural guernsey

    I like that jumper, looks good.
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    Re: Many cultures, one game: Dogs reveal multicultural guernsey

    Quote Originally Posted by ledge View Post
    We have all this multicultural stuff and it's quite strange the UK never get a mention, even Footscray is named after a place in England. Or do we not count England as one of the cultures which had probably the most influence?
    Or would it upset the aboriginal part of Australia to mention it?
    Good or bad it's a big part of Australian culture.
    Yes me being born in England made me wonder.
    Would you be happy if they said European instead? They grouped all the African nations as one continent so it's no different.

    It would be very tedious to name all the cultures and we all are very much aware of Australia's European heritage since it's basically the basis of our entire culture.

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    Re: Many cultures, one game: Dogs reveal multicultural guernsey

    Quote Originally Posted by ledge View Post
    We have all this multicultural stuff and it's quite strange the UK never get a mention, even Footscray is named after a place in England. Or do we not count England as one of the cultures which had probably the most influence?
    Or would it upset the aboriginal part of Australia to mention it?
    Good or bad it's a big part of Australian culture.
    Yes me being born in England made me wonder.
    Our head of state is the British Monarch and the british flag is plastered onto our national flag. Not sure what else you need really.

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    Re: Many cultures, one game: Dogs reveal multicultural guernsey

    Quote Originally Posted by hujsh View Post
    Would you be happy if they said European instead? They grouped all the African nations as one continent so it's no different.

    It would be very tedious to name all the cultures and we all are very much aware of Australia's European heritage since it's basically the basis of our entire culture.
    It has singled out Italians and polish which are European .. But yeah I guess European would cover most Of Australia's different cultures.
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    Re: Many cultures, one game: Dogs reveal multicultural guernsey

    Quote Originally Posted by westdog54 View Post
    Our head of state is the British Monarch and the british flag is plastered onto our national flag. Not sure what else you need really.
    That's not the AFL recognising it though.
    Which is the point of the round.
    I just thought it a little strange the biggest never gets a mention.
    Not sure the kiwis ever get a mention either.
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    Re: Many cultures, one game: Dogs reveal multicultural guernsey

    I'm staggered there is no Vietnamese in there!
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    Re: Many cultures, one game: Dogs reveal multicultural guernsey

    Quote Originally Posted by Daughter of the West View Post
    I'm staggered there is no Vietnamese in there!
    Great point !
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    Re: Many cultures, one game: Dogs reveal multicultural guernsey

    Someone's got to hold him down and give him a number 1 on top. Good jumper but.
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