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Port Adelaide have slapped an indefinite AFL ban on the woman who ignited a racism controversy by throwing a banana at indigenous star Eddie Betts. Wholesale Lions Jerseys .The Power completed an investigation into the ugly incident after speaking with the club member on Sunday, concluding it was racially motivated.Betts was targeted by the fan in Saturday nights 15-point Showdown victory by the Crows at Adelaide Oval.The supporter was seen waving her middle finger at Betts before throwing the banana in his direction.Betts had just kicked his fifth goal in a near best-afield showing during his 250th AFL game, and did not notice the incident.Port Adelaide chairman David Koch said before the club spoke with the woman that hed be absolutely disgusted if racism was found to be the motivation.Were a club, were an industry, were a code that doesnt shirk away from these sorts of incidents, he said.If it was racially motivated, not only would she be banned for life from the club, we would encourage her to come and sit with our players, our Aboriginal players and try to understand what these actions mean to them.The club also relied on testimony from Port Adelaide fans in the vicinity, who said her action was accompanied by racist sledging through the match.The club said it would meet with the woman and offer her a chance to take part in the clubs Aboriginal cultural awareness programs, pointing out her act was completely at odds with its embrace of Aboriginal players and culture.Port have more indigenous players on their list than any other AFL side, with a rich history of indigenous representation.They confirmed their seven Aboriginal players, led by Chad Wingard, would be a part of a counselling process offered, while cancelling her membership.Koch claimed support from Betts for the clubs educational approach.Eddie is not only an incredible football player but an amazing human being, he said.He said thats exactly the thing that you should do.He understands like us ... that the lasting good, if any good can come from this, is to make sure no football crowd, no workplace, no family thinks this is acceptable behaviour.The AFL, Adelaide and Port Adelaide football clubs and Adelaide Oval management all released statements on Sunday condemning anti-social behaviour.The call to action was led by Crows captain Taylor Walker, who tweeted his disappointment.Absolutely disgusting! Shouldnt ever be allowed back into enjoy the football. Very disappointing, he said.The incident comes after much of the AFLs 2015 season was marred by booing and racial vilification of Sydneys indigenous star Adam Goodes.Goodes, the 2006 Brownlow Medallist, retired at seasons end and declined a lap of honour on grand final day. Cyber Monday Lions Jerseys . Siddikur, whose previous win on the circuit came in Brunei three years ago, finished his bogey-free round with a birdie on the 18th for a total of 17-under 199. Indias Shiv Chowrasia, who has finished runner-up in this tournament twice, was in second place after a 66. Authentic Lions Jerseys . Gather a group of friends, or find a league to join online, draft your team, set your lineup and compete in a number of different formats. . First off, the fans ripped the Cubbies introduction of a fuzzy new kid-friendly mascot named "Clark". The 28km from Spotless Stadium to Sydney Airport last Saturday night could prove the most important bus ride in the Western Bulldogs AFL history.Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says that trip was when his players switched from joyous preliminary final winners to grand final men on a mission.The wild scenes in the Bulldogs rooms after their win over the Giants have prompted speculation about their emotions ahead of the grand final against Sydney.No-one doubts the Swans will be ready, especially after their grand final drubbing two years ago from Hawthorn.But there is plenty of speculation about whether the Bulldogs will have the right head space on Saturday at the MCG.If Matthew Suckling is not a late inclusion, they will be the first team since St Kilda in 1997 to go into the big game without any AFL grand final experience.But Beveridge is adamant his team will be ready.We gave them time to quickly celebrate the victory, he told Channel Nines Footy Show.There was so much emotion in the rooms.But we weere on the bus pretty quickly and I think as soon as we were on the journey out to the airport, you realise youre coming back home to another task at hand and the biggest game of our lives, really. Cheap Lions Store. So it hasnt been too hard, theyve kept themselves pretty grounded.This will be the Bulldogs first grand final since 1961 and their only premiership was in 1954.On Friday, club history will be made when they take part in the grand final parade.Apart from the Giants the Gold Coast, the Bulldogs were the only team yet to feature in the parade - a grand final week fixture since 1977.Beveridge is disappointed that Roarke Smith and Lukas Webb, who dropped out of their team emergencies for the grand final, cannot take part.Its a shame we cant cram a few more players into the cars, Beveridge said.Its another poignant moment in whats happening currently at the football club. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '