Ex-Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson was part of a group of senior staff that allegedly told an Indigenous player to pressure his partner into terminating her pregnancy and went to great lengths to separate First Nations stars from their loved ones, a review commissioned by the club will reveal.
Staff involved in the allegations also include Clarkson’s his former assistant Chris Fagan, now the coach of the Brisbane Lions, according to a report by the ABC.
The report claims the incidents that will be revealed in the review occurred during the club’s golden run of success under Clarkson, when they won the 2008 grand final and three straight premierships from 2013-2015.
Clarkson (pictured with Luke Hodge celebrating Hawthorn’s 2014 premiership win) is alleged to have been part of a group of senior coaches that told an Indigenous player to get his partner to abort their child, and break up with her
The report also claims Clarkson’s former assistant Chris Fagan – now coach of the Brisbane Lions – was a member of the group of senior Hawks figures who allegedly pushed the player to have his unborn child terminated
The most damning allegation in the report is that a player who was ‘delighted’ with news of his partner’s pregnancy was urged to tell her to abort the child and break up with her by a group of coaches including Clarkson and Fagan.
‘Clarkson just leaned over me and demanded that I needed to get rid of my unborn child and partner,’ claimed the player, who is named only as ‘Ian’ in the report.
‘I was then manipulated and convinced to remove my SIM card from my phone so there was no further contact between my family and me.
‘He told me to kill my unborn child.’
It’s alleged Ian’s partner Amy was left in a state of deep shock when she heard the news.
‘He could barely get the words out and he seemed to be crying, and he quickly said that we needed to terminate the pregnancy and end the relationship,’ she said in the report.
Amy further claimed the club cut her off from Ian – leaving her unable to call or text him – for the first five months of her pregnancy, which impacted his mental health.
An Indigenous player named only as ‘Ian’ has claimed Clarkson (pictured) leaned over him and demanded that he ‘get rid of’ the unborn child he was expecting with his partner
‘I will never forget that phone call or the heartbreak I felt in that moment. I was frozen on the spot, completely numb from what I had just heard Ian say.’
Amy claimed that when the couple fell pregnant again six months after the birth of their first child together, she felt like she had to abort the baby due to pressure from the club and her desire not to ‘lose Ian again’.
She went through with the termination and hasn’t been able to forgive herself since.
‘This is a sacred thing, the bond between mother and a child, and Hawthorn wiped their feet all over that,’ she said.
‘Hawthorn says it’s the family club, yet they tore ours apart.’
The Hawks also allegedly pressured other couples to separate early on in their pregnancies or soon after their children were born, the report claims, with two of those families given assistance with mental health support from the AFL Players’ Association.
It’s also claimed that the Hawks allegedly bullied First Nations players into choosing between their football careers and their families, and forced them to leave their homes so they could be relocated.
The incredible run of success Clarkson (pictured earlier this month) had with Hawthorn occurred as the club was bullying Indigenous players into breaking ties with their loved ones to concentrate solely on footy, it’s been alleged
It’s alleged coaches pressured at least two young players to remove SIM cards from their phones in order to cut them off from their loved ones and force them to devote themselves entirely to the team.
The AFL says the document received from Hawthorn contains ‘very serious allegations’.
‘The experiences outlined in the document are extremely serious and require further and full examination,’ the league said in a statement on Wednesday.
‘The AFL is finalising a process to investigate the allegations and has sought further details of those who shared their experiences in order to progress its investigation.’
The review was given to Hawthorn management two weeks ago and the club released the following statement on Wednesday morning.
‘Earlier this year the Hawthorn Football Club engaged external First Nations consultants to liaise with current and former First Nations players and staff to learn more about their experience at the club.
Hawks players celebrate their 2013 grand final win – the team’s second under Clarkson. Daily Mail Australia does not claim any of the players pictured in the photo are in any way involved in the allegations uncovered by the club’s external review
‘This important work has raised disturbing historical allegations that require further investigation. Upon learning of these allegations, the club immediately engaged AFL Integrity as is appropriate.
‘The club will continue to provide support to those who have participated in this process, and their wellbeing remains our priority.
‘While the process indicated the current environment at the club is culturally safe, it also recommended that some of the club’s current First Nations training and development programs should continue to be strengthened.
‘The club places the best interests and welfare of our players and staff as our number one priority.
‘Given the matters raised are confidential, the club will not provide any further comment at this time.’
Free Xbox 360 Gift Cards, Free Xbox Gift Cards Codes No Surveys and Free Xbox 360 Gift Cards No Surveys No Downloads
[TXNIEL] Online Card Store and Eshop Codes No Survey
Free Fortnite V-bucks Generator and Fn
UKFE3 Paysafecard Account Free and Gratis Paysafecard Codes
Free PSN Gift Cards and Free PSN Gift Cards Codes
Free Tiktok Followers Generator and What Is Artificial Engagement on Tiktok and R3g0ze
Free Fortnite V-bucks Generator and Free Vbucks App and Sd72nc
[F6YJGZ] Nintendo Credit Card and Gog Gift Card
Free Fortnite V-bucks Generator and Fortnite Vbuck Generator 2021 and Lso8l9
Free Fortnite V-bucks Generator and Fortnite Redeem Vbuck Code and P5q5ov
Free Tiktok Followers Generator and Likes Bot Tiktok and Rbkclt
Free Fortnite V-bucks Generator and Fortnite Free V Bucks Code and Hikeqy
Free Fortnite V-bucks Generator and Fnloot
how get free money on cash app, how to get free legit money on cash app and get free money on cash app now
get free money on my cash app, send me free money on cash app and how to get money from cash app free
is free cash make money app legit, make money cash free app and get free cash app money bypass human verification
Best App to Get Free PSN Gift Cards and How to Get PSN Gift Cards Free
Free Fortnite V-bucks Generator and V Buck Card Codes and 8p8njh
Free Tiktok Followers Generator and How Do I Get More Tiktok Followers and 3qy05l
Free Xbox Gift Cards No Surveys or Offers 2022, Get Multiple Xbox Gift Cards Free and Get Free Xbox Live Gift Cards
Paysafecard Giftcard and Paysafecard Codes Gratis Liste 2022
[0BALFZ] Nintendo Switch Gift Card Code for Free and Free Nintendo Switch Eshop Codes
Free Tiktok Followers Generator and How to Get Tiktok Followers Fast and G12a7y
[CR69FT] Gift Card Buy Online and Nintendo Gift Card Deals
XT1NY Paysafecard Promotion Code and Gift Cards Paysafecard
Free Xbox Gift Cards Giveaway, Real Free Xbox Gift Cards and How to Get Free Xbox Live Gift Cards Generator No Surveys
[G43I5X] Free Eshop Gift Cards No Survey and Nintendo Eshop Card Code Scratched off
Free Fortnite V-bucks Generator and Fortnite Cim and Pihh20
Free Gift Cards Codes Xbox One, How to Get Free Xbox Gift Cards without Taking a Survey and Xbox Live Free Codes Gift Cards
Amazon PSN Gift Cards Codes Free and Free Gift Cards for PSN
how to get free fast money on cash app, free cash app hack money and free money hack for cash app
Free Tiktok Followers Generator and Tik Tok Followers Buy and Wbtuwk
free instant cash app money, how do i get free money on cash app and how to get free cash app money without human verification
Free Xbox Gift Cards Codes Free Game Codes, How to Get Xbox Gift Cards for Free No Survey and Free Gift Cards for Xbox Code
money app cash for free apk, cash app free money transfer and earn money free cash app
[5OJ5KQ] Tarjetas De Nintendo Switch and Card Can
Paysafecard Free Pin Codes and Free Psc Codes
Free Fortnite V-bucks Generator and How to Earn V Bucks and 7cap6f
[QH5SD6] Buy Code and Official Card
Free Fortnite V-bucks Generator and Fort-bucks Generator and H53ani
[YHTU5Y] My Nintendo Gold Point Code Generator and Buy Prepaid Gift Card Online
Free Gift Cards 10$ PSN and How to Get Free PSN Gift Cards No Survey