Andrew Krakouer says he heard some Collingwood players call Heritier Lumumba ‘Chimp’.
Andrew Krakouer says he heard some Collingwood players call Heritier Lumumba ‘Chimp’.

'It's not right, it's racist': AFL team called player 'Chimp'

A COLLINGWOOD teammate has backed Heritier Lumumba's claim that he was nicknamed "Chimp" during his time at the club.

Former small forward Andrew Krakouer says he heard Magpies players use the term in the gym, locker room and on the training track at the club's Holden Centre headquarters on "multiple occasions".

He says he wanted to confront the offenders but was talked out of it by Lumumba.

Krakouer also alleged he was pressured into playing a game in May 2013 after Collingwood president Eddie McGuire directed his King Kong jibe at Sydney star Adam Goodes.

"I feel I suffered as a player due to a lack of cultural understanding by my employer (Collingwood) and by some of my teammates," Krakouer told the Herald Sun from Karratha, WA.

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