The tribalising of Australia continues, with the National Rugby League not only picking teams divided by race but now playing separate anthems.
They might as well play the national anthems for New Zealand, Samoa and Tonga at all NRL games and I thought the unofficial aboriginal anthem was that ‘Treaty’ song. You know the one – Treaty ay, treaty eh, treaty ay, ooooh ooooh … sing it with me now!
New Zealand have a Maori version of their national anthem. Is Australia going to have an aboriginal version? If so, what language group would it be in? Is there going to be a different language depending on the location of the ground on which the game is played? For a game at Suncorp Stadium would it be in the Turrbul language?