Sydney: An "appalling" meme comparing a high-profile Australian indigenous sportsman to a gorilla killed in a US zoo was removed by Facebook yesterday after a complaint by the Australian Football League.
The meme, recently posted on the "AFL Memes" page which has almost 200,000 likes, showed an image of the 400-pound silverback Harambe, which was shot dead after a child fell into its enclosure in Ohio, along with former AFL star Adam Goodes' name and other comments.
The meme also caused an uproar on social media. Some Twitter users questioned why Facebook had not removed the post earlier, saying it was "hate speech" and violated its policies. Goodes retired from the domestic Aussie Rules league last year.
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