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Elizabeth Proust grew up in Sydney as a proud supporter of what was then the Balmain Tigers rugby league club.

When she moved to Melbourne and married Brian Lawrence in 1972, she passionately adopted his Collingwood Football Club as her own. As a Collingwood supporter and member she has been dismayed by the episodic flare-ups of racism against Indigenous people and those of colour that have shamed her club.

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