Indigenous All Stars rugby league team invites bullying victim to lead them out for All Stars clash

Headlines 21/02/2020

A heartbreaking video of an Australian boy who was bullied because of his dwarfism at school has gone viral after his mother posted it online.

Quaden Bayles, 9, was born with Achondroplasia, a common form of dwarfism.

His mother Yarraka witnessed kids taunting and bullying him at his Brisbane school on Wednesday by patting his head and mocking his height.

Yarraka then took him to the car to talk with him, which was when she started filming.

Through a stream of tears, Quaden says the bullying has been so relentless that he repeatedly says he "just wants to die right now".

As he is crying, Yarraka says she wants everyone to see how bad bullying is.

"This is the impact bullying has on a 9-year-old kid that just wants to go to school, get an education and have fun. But every single fricken day, something happens, another episode, another bullying, another taunt."

She says the bullying has been cruel and wants a change in the education system.

"I want people to know how much it is hurting us as a family, I want people to educate their children. The whole anti-bullying shit isn't f***ing working."

And the Indigenous All Stars have rallied behind a young Queensland boy who has received widespread support after his mother posted an emotional video of him on social media.

The Indigenous side posted a message of support for nine-year-old Indigenous schoolboy Quaden Bayles, asking him to lead the team onto the field for Saturday's clash with the Maori All Stars at Gold Coast's Cbus Super Stadium.

"We've got your back and just want to make sure that you are doing alright, make sure that your mum is on your side, we're on your side.

"Just make sure you are thinking the right things bud, because we want you around, we want you to lead us out on the weekend.

"Make sure you are looking after yourself and hopefully we are going to see you in the next couple of days."

Check the video out up top.