South Sydney superstar Latrell Mitchell has vowed to continue to report racist trolls to police, hoping the arrest of two men last week can be a line-in-the-sand moment.
Mitchell spoke out in a powerful press conference on Monday, declaring he wanted to be remembered as "more than just a rugby league player".
The Indigenous leader revealed he'd been racially abused since age eight and admitted he'd been left exhausted by constant taunts online.
But the 23-year-old now wants to create change.
The Rabbitohs fullback wants a system where players can forward abusive messages to a go-to person at the NRL who can send details to police.
"I had to find the courage (to speak up)," Mitchell said.
"I've been copping this all my life since I was an eight-year-old kid. My ancestors before me have and nothing's changed.
"I've always aired them out on social media as everyone has seen and I think that's what they wanted to get a kick out of.
"I was just wasting some energy by doing that.
"I grew up and mature a little bit through that period and enough is enough.
"It (the arrest) is an outcome that I've wanted for a very long time for people to be accountable for their actions and their words."
The arrest of the two men last week came after Mitchell forwarded the allegedly abusive messages to his management, who took them to Rabbitohs CEO Blake Solly.
They were then passed onto the NRL's integrity unit, who forwarded them to police.
Under Mitchell's proposal, players would have a streamlined path to follow when reporting online abuse.
He is adamant it must also cover more than just racist abuse, with social media messages to players rife and threats sent over gambling losses.
"This is the standard that I've set and for anyone in the rugby league community or just in the general community just to call it out," Mitchell said.
"I just wanted to set a process now ... to make the boys in the NRL, feel comfortable enough if they receive these messages and to call it out.
"There's going to be so much support, I back you.
"I'm doing it for all of us players, it's just the thing that we have to do now."
Mitchell hopes this will stop the racist abuse aimed at him and others.
"I think people are going to think twice now, because we're going to work towards a process being in place for us rugby league players," Mitchell said.
"It's not even just the rugby league community we need to worry about, it's about the general public, it's about our wellbeing.
"It only takes that one message for someone not as strong as me ... for them to go and do some self-harm.
"I just don't want to be known as just a rugby league player."