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Ronaldo Mulitalo (photo left), 19, is a winger for the Cronulla sharks and helped his way to the final after beating the West Tigers in Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

& # 39; Hope you snap your neck & # 39 ;: Young footy star living his sporting dream is subjected to nasty racist abuse – while other players shout disgusting trolls

  • Winger for Cronulla Sharks, Ronaldo Mulitalo, 19, helped his team to the final
  • After the race, Mulitalo received racist messages on his Instagram account
  • He became a & # 39; filthy black street dog & # 39; and another said & # 39; hope you get that neck & # 39;
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A young rugby league star has revealed the disgusting messages he received from racist trolls while celebrating an important victory.

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Ronaldo Mulitalo, 19, is a winger for the Cronulla sharks and helped his way to the final after beating the West Tigers in Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

After the game, Mulitalo – who has a Samoan background – received a racist message on Instagram that gave him a & # 39; nasty black street dog & # 39; called.

Another troll said to him: & # 39; I hope you understand that neck. & # 39;

Ronaldo Mulitalo (photo left), 19, is a winger for the Cronulla sharks and helped his way to the final after beating the West Tigers in Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

Ronaldo Mulitalo (photo left), 19, is a winger for the Cronulla sharks and helped his way to the final after beating the West Tigers in Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

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Mulitalo shared the message on his Instagram account and said that Australia still has a long way to go to curb racism in the NRL.

Latrell Mitchell was also a victim of racial abuse online after a Facebook user said he would laugh if his neck was broken.

Other football players have also been exposed to racist reports this year, including the Sydney Roosters fullback, Latrell Mitchell, who said: "This is disappointing."

After the game, Mulitalo - who has a Samoan background - received a racist message on Instagram that gave him a & # 39; nasty black street dog & # 39; called.

After the game, Mulitalo - who has a Samoan background - received a racist message on Instagram that gave him a & # 39; nasty black street dog & # 39; called.

After the game, Mulitalo – who has a Samoan background – received a racist message on Instagram that gave him a & # 39; nasty black street dog & # 39; called.

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Mitchell responded to the post and said: & # 39; It's just a game of footy. This kind of comment is not necessary. & # 39;

This is disappointing. 2019 and nothing changes. & # 39;

He also proclaimed a message from the Subtle Bogan Traits Facebook group that said: & # 39; Claiming that you are Aboriginal purely for Centrelink benefits. & # 39;

Mitchell & # 39; s Facebook post was shared by other native stars Joel Thompson and Josh Addo-Carr.

Latrell Mitchell (photo Brielle Mercy) with his girlfriend, was also a victim of racist abuse online this year after a Facebook user said he would laugh if his neck was broken

Latrell Mitchell (photo Brielle Mercy) with his girlfriend, was also a victim of racist abuse online this year after a Facebook user said he would laugh if his neck was broken

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Latrell Mitchell (photo Brielle Mercy) with his girlfriend, was also a victim of racist abuse online this year after a Facebook user said he would laugh if his neck was broken

NRL chief Todd Greenberg also condemned the racist function.

& # 39; Racism must be invoked in all its forms, because the standard you walk by is the standard that you accept & # 39 ;, Greenberg said ABC.

& # 39; I recommend Latrell to do exactly that. These comments are disgusting and do not belong in our game.

& # 39; What I like about rugby league is the different cultures and backgrounds that it brings together. The heritage of our players makes our game so special. & # 39;

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Mitchell responded to the post and said: & # 39; It's just a game of footy. This type of comment is not required & # 39;

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