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Jamarra Ugle-Hagan's mother has lifted the lid on the vile abuse her son allegedly received by a St Kilda fan during the Saints' 51-point win over the Western Bulldogs on Saturday.
In a strongly-worded Facebook post, Alice Ugle revealed her son disclosed the alleged abuse with her, but only told Bulldogs officials on Sunday.
'My son was racially discriminated against … by a St Kilda fan,' she wrote on Facebook, according to News Corp.
'Can you believe in 2023 the word ‘c***’ is still used? The word ‘c***’ thrown with reckless abandon.
'A slur that cuts deep like a sharp abandon.'
Jamarra Ugle-Hagan was allegedly subject to alleged abuse from a St Kilda fan on Saturday
The 20-year-old reported the incident during the Saints' 51-point thrashing of the Bulldogs
Ugle said the insult aimed at her was 'a reflection of hate' and a stark reminder of the effort needed to eradicate racism from footy and from society as a whole.
But in a stinging rebuke to the supporters who allegedly abused her son, she warned incidents such as the one that unfolded on Saturday only strengthened the belief of those fighting against discrimination.
'Its venomous tone, a reflection of hate. A reminder of how far we still have to go, it’s our fate.
'We won’t give in, we won’t back down. We’ll stand up tall and never let our spirits drown. For we know that love will always triumph over hate.'
Ugle also revealed she had received threatening private messages on Facebook, including one reading: ‘Hang yourself you *** rat’.
Her comments came as the AFL world rallied behind Ugle-Hagan, the first overall pick of the 2020 draft.
'It's a disappointing thing unfortunately for our game and in our community to be revisiting,' said Bulldogs skipper Marcus Bontempelli.
'You feel angry and disappointed all at the same time. We will support him and his