Eddie Betts' wife publicly leaps to his defence after the banana-hurling scandal.

The wife of indigenous AFL star Eddie Betts has responded to the racist incident that saw a woman hurling a banana at her husband.

Anna Scullie posted a picture of the couple’s two children on Instagram last night with the powerful caption:

“I will not stay silent, so you can stay comfortable #ourfuture #bethechange #stopswithme.”

The couple's children happily march in dad's colours. Source: Instagram.

The image captures their two sons wearing the Adelaide Crows guernseys as a symbolic support of their father's team.

The post has gained a great amount of support from fans and friends since it was posted on Monday night.

"Amen to that. Eddie is a huge role model my son looks up to him and thousands of other children do too," one user commented on the post.

"We are all behind you guys," another user said.

Anna Scullie and Eddie Betts. Source: Getty Images.

Betts himself responded to the incident through a video released through the Port Adelaide Football Club.

"It’s a little bit disappointing that someone is trying to aim at you while you’re playing on the field," he said.


"We go out there to play footy and to entertain. We don’t want to be fearing for (our safety) and dodging stuff that comes onto the field."

The woman who threw the banana has been banned from attending matches in the wake of the scandal.

The 27-year-old is also said to since have deleted all her social media accounts.

A photo posted by Eddie Betts (@eddiebthe3rd) on

The Port Adelaide Football Club released a statement on behalf of the woman that apologises for her actions.

"To the entire Port Adelaide Football Club community, I deeply regret any embarrassment I have caused as a result of my actions," she said.

"I apologise to Eddie Betts and the Adelaide Football Club as it was never my intention to cause harm or distress to your players or supporters."