An indigenous activist is calling on Carlton to change its club song because the famous tune is “one of the most racist songs of all time”.
Stephen Hagan led campaign to rename Coon cheese but Carlton management have said they will not compose a new song because the new lyrics “effectively removed the original song’s racist connotations”.
Hagan said he was “absolutely shocked” when the club told him several indigenous Carlton players past and present backed the club’s stance on the matter.
If the Blues beat Gold Coast Suns on Saturday night the players will belt out We are the Navy Blues after the game which is sung to the same tune as Lily of Laguna.
That song was written in 1929 by Agnes Wright and her cousin Irene…