NRL superstar and indigenous hero Josh Addo-Carr has apoligised for an Instagram post where he supported Palestine in the ongoing war on the Gaza Strip.
His original post showed the aboriginal flag next to the Palestinian flag.
“I would like to begin by apologising for any offence I have caused due to my recent social media post,” he said in a statement.
“As a proud First Nations man, I saw a message of support against displacement and land rights, and I shared this without full consideration to, or understanding of, the current events happening overseas.
“I recognise that this is a mistake. As soon as it was brought to my attention, I deleted my post and felt remorse.
“Having gone away and looked at what is happening overseas, it is a complex situation. There are no winners in war and where there is loss of life. The message I thought I was sharing, was a message of respect for all people.
“This is the message I wish to share now. Respect; respect for each other, and each other’s culture.”