Jamarra Ugle-Hagan racist attack, Luke Beveridge hails youngster’s response

Bülldogs manager Luke Beveridge has praised Jamarra Ugle-Hagan for his response to a shocking racist attack, confirming the youngster will play this week.

Ugle-Hagan has had a day away from the club after coming under attack during and after the Bulldogs’ loss to St Kilda on Saturday night, but will line up when the Dogs host the Brisbane Lions on Thursday night.

Beveridge said Ugle-Hagan was “obviously down” but praised the 20-year-old for his strength in the aftermath of the attack.

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“Jamarra, he’s a strong native man and he’s absolutely going to put up with it,” Beveridge said.

“He will feel he has to represent and lead the way and we can’t wait to have him in the squad tomorrow night.

“He’s fine – he very much appreciates all the support… there’s been no hint that he’s going to let something like this get the better of him.”

“(That) is incredibly admirable. He’s ready to go.”

The perpetrator of the attack, known to be a St Kilda fan, has yet to be identified, with the Saints confirming they will not be welcome in future games.

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