19th Oct 2012 9:51am | By Editor
Far from back tracking on his controversial comments regarding Daniel Geale's aboriginal heritage, boxer Anthony Mundine has added fuel to the fire, labelling Australia one of the most racist countries in the world.
He then went on to call for a new national anthem and the Union Jack to be removed from the Australian flag.
Mundine apologised to Tasmanian aboriginals who he'd claimed had been wiped out.
"I want to apologise if my comments have offended some Aboriginals in Tasmania," Mundine said.
"I know there are a lot of Aboriginals in Tasmania that are proud of their heritage, just like me.
"My comments weren't directed at anybody but the system that, in my opinion, does not reflect the sentiment of the first, second or third generation Aboriginals.
"There are people who get jobs and are claiming benefits who claim to be Aboriginal because they have a great, great, great, great grandmother or grandfather, and that's it."
Mundine went on to launch an attack on Australia's race relations.
"Everyone that comes here and a lot of my close friends and family members, we feel Australia is one of the most racist countries here," Mundine said.
"I want to move forward, I want to unite the people, I want to move forward as one as all Australian."
"We've never had any representation on the flag."
He suggested removed the Union Flag and replaced with the Aboriginal flag.
Daniel Geale revealed later that he had no received any apology from Mundine regarding his comments questioning Geale's aboriginal heritage.