‘It’s ok to be white’ banner unfurled at Perth Scorchers game

A banner displayed during Perth Scorchers' clash with Sydney Thunder. Photo: Gareth Parker, Twitter.
A banner displayed during Perth Scorchers' clash with Sydney Thunder. Photo: Gareth Parker, Twitter.

AN ‘It’s ok to be white’ banner was unfurled during Perth Scorchers’ game at Optus Stadium last night.

The banner was displayed by three men in the top tier of the stadium as the Scorchers opened the batting against the Sydney Thunder.

It is understood the men took down the banner shortly after and were issued move-on notices by police.

Optus Stadium’s conditions of entry state over-sized banners and flags which are deemed to cause public nuisance are prohibited.

The phrase gained prominence in October after senator Pauline Hanson put forward a motion in Federal Parliament declaring ‘it’s ok to be white’.

The slogan has a history of affiliation with white supremacists and Neo-Nazi groups.

The Federal Government originally supported Sen. Hanson motion before backing down and blamed their initial support on an ‘administrative error’.