Syd Jackson (footballer)
|Date of birth||1 July 1944|
|Original team(s)||South Bunbury|
|Height / weight||173cm / 73 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1976.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
An indigenous Australian, Jackson started his professional footballing career at East Perth in 1963. He was equal first in that year's Sandover Medal count although he was ineligible due to suspension and in 1966 he was named East Perth's best and fairest.
He was exonerated by the tribunal after striking Lee Adamson, with the tribunal accepting that he was racially provoked. At the Tribunal hearing Jackson had allowed Carlton's advocate to imply provocation to explain a fight with Adamson. Twenty-two years later he explained that there had been no provocation; Carlton president George Harris had devised the defence to ensure that the talented Jackson was available to play in the grand final. ... Adamson is quoted as saying he blamed Harris who 'set it up and I have despised him ever since for what he did'
- Syd Jackson's profile from AustralianFootball.com
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