Super Netball 2024: Samantha Wallace-Joseph anti-transgender post condemned by NSW Swifts, latest news

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The NSW Swifts have declared their opposition to a post by star shooter Samantha Wallace-Joseph in which she lashed out at a post supporting International Transgender Day Of Visibility.

In an Instagram story, Wallace-Joseph responded to US president Joe Biden proclaiming March 31 – which this year, happens to be Easter Sunday – as a date to support the marginalised group.

In response she said “The disrespect is crazy. Don’t play with GOD.”

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The US president annually proclaims March 31 as International Transgender Day Of Visibility, meaning the timing had nothing to do with the Christian holiday of Easter, but the proclamation unsurprisingly became part of a culture war.

On Monday night the Swifts responded to the post, saying they do not share the Trinidadian’s views and are allies for the LGBTIQA+ community.

“The NSW Swifts are aware of a social media post by Samantha Wallace-Joseph earlier today which has caused understandable hurt to members of the transgender community.

“The views expressed in the post are not shared by the Club.

“The Club spoke with Samantha raising its concerns. It is important to note that Samantha listened and will meet with the Club tomorrow.

“As a Club we remain committed to ongoing education of issues of social importance and commentary.

“Many members of our family, both directly within the Club and in the stands, identify as part of the LGBTIQA+ community. The NSW Swifts Club will always be their allies.”

Wallace-Joseph argued with many netball fans over the post on Twitter on Monday and has since deleted some, but not all, of the tweets.

“That’s why y’all are strangers. If you know me you will understand. I not hating people at all,” she wrote in one post, still available as of publication.

Originally published as ‘The disrespect is crazy’: Netball side condemns player’s Easter post