An individual from staff at Adelaide Oval’s film industry says she was advised not to offer Aboriginal individuals tickets to a game.

The games fans were endeavoring to see an Aussie Rules football match that celebrated Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander cultures last July.

The staff member claims she had to tell people the game was sold out.

Adelaide Oval apologised and said that directions from police were misinterpreted by staff.

The woman, employed by McArthur Recruitment, told ABC News that the box office supervisor “turned around and told everyone in the box office we’d been told not to sell tickets to any more Aboriginal people”.

A spokesperson for McArthur Recruitment said: “The ticket office staff followed the instructions of police and security and did not sell tickets to anyone for around an hour while the police and security managed the situation.

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“Security returned to the box office after the incident to reiterate their instruction not to sell tickets to a number of people that they pointed out to box office staff.”

The woman said that she lied to some customers, telling them there were not any tickets left. She resigned from her post the following day.


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