On Friday night, Geelong and Hawthorn joined many sporting clubs around the nation in a pre-game gesture to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Not usually one that likes to seek the public spotlight, Quinton Narkle is hoping to use his platform to promote a more equal society.

“I wouldn’t have been true to myself if I didn’t stand up and say something,” Narkle said speaking to K rock Football post-match.

Last week Narkle stood up in front of the playing group to deliver an important message.

“To me it is just fighting for equality,” he said.

“It’s not our fight anymore and we shouldn’t have to put up with it.”

“Another thing is education – Paddy (Dangerfield) said in his interview the other day when he went through school he didn’t learn about Indigenous history and didn’t really know about certain things.

“I know a lot of people who don’t even really know about the stolen generation, so for me it is education and my teammates still have a lot to learn I reckon as well.

“This was just the start this week, so hopefully we can keep supporting it and keep standing up for that fight for equality."

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Geelong and Hawthorn take a moment pre-game to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement

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