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Super Netball and Thunderbirds missed a chance with Folau statement

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Social media. It's a minefield, and on Sunday I walked into it wearing gumboots.

My comments on netball's response to Maria Folau re-posting her husband's controversial Instagram post about his GoFundMe page evoked a passionate response. So now I want to provide a more measured response in more than the few characters Twitter allows.

Maria Folau in action for the Thunderbirds.Credit:AAP

I suspect this will disappoint a few people on both sides of the argument, but here goes.

Firstly, my beef was not with Maria Folau. Of course she is welcome to play in Super Netball. In fact, I am rapt that she does. She is one of the most mesmerising, enigmatic and skilful goal attacks ever to play our game. To watch her sink long bomb after long bomb from the edge of the circle under all sorts of pressure is nothing short of amazing.

I understand that my tweet was interpreted to mean specifically that Maria........

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