Port Adelaide star Paddy Ryder has vowed to continue the fight against racism after he was vilified on social media following the Power's stunning win over West Coast.
An Adelaide member has been suspended indefinitely after he was found to have posted a vile comment on a Fox Footy Facebook thread on Friday night.
Ryder, who has received a wave of support from the AFL, the AFL Players' Association and fellow players, spoke to reporters at Adelaide Airport on Saturday on his return with the team from Perth.
"It's really disappointing that another Aboriginal man is standing up here with this happening to us again," Ryder said.
"It's an attack on our culture and our people but we're going to keep fighting the fight.
"We have a lot of good people supporting us and the AFL have been really supportive, we know it's not something we're going to eradicate overnight.
"We've just got to keep on it and keep educating people and hopefully one day we'll get there."
Ryder called on the suspended Crows member to come forward, own his actions and help educate others.
Gold Coast also launched an investigation after one of their supporters made a similar comment, but found the person was not a member and could not be sanctioned.
The incident follows similar racist comments levelled at West Coast's Liam Ryan and Adelaide's Eddie Betts this year.
"We all feel it, we as a club felt it when Eddie Betts went through it, Liam Ryan is my little cousin and I felt it when he went through it," Ryder said.
"It's not good.
"As Aboriginal people we are heavily out-numbered and that stops young people from chasing their dreams and going away from their community and families when this sort of stuff happens.
"Hopefully this doesn't dampen the spirits of young boys out there who are looking to chase their dream."
Australian Associated Press