The AFL has released a statement in response to Joel Wilkinson's legal action.
The former Gold Coast player is set to launch legal action for experiencing racial abuse throughout his three-year stint at the club between 2011 and 2013.
The league apologised to Wilkinson, and said they would work with him to find a resolution.
The following is in response to legal action brought forward by former Gold Coast Suns player Mr. Joel Wilkinson.
We are sorry that Mr. Wilkinson suffered experiences of racial abuse during his time as an AFL footballer.
He has previously shared his experience of racial abuse, helping educate the community via a series of social awareness videos produced with the AFL.
We respect a person's right to pursue claims through the legal system. We will continue to work with Joel to seek to resolve this matter.