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Collingwood condemns unfurling of racist banner at the MCG

AN anti-Muslim banner displayed during Collingwood's one-point win over Richmond at the MCG on Friday night has been condemned "in the strongest terms" by the AFL and the Magpies.

A sign was unveiled under one of the big screens at the ground, saying: "Go Pies. Stop the mosques." It was emblazoned with the crest of nationalist group the United Patriots Front.

A group of fans were ejected from the Collingwood-Richmond clash for displaying the "offensive banner".

Collingwood released a statement saying it would cut ties with those responsible for the banner if any connection to the club is found.

"Regardless, these people do not speak for Collingwood and are condemned by Collingwood. If it established that they have a formal connection to the club, this connection will be severed," the statement read.

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