The following statement is attributable to an ANZ spokesman:
“We value our partnership with Netball NZ and any suggestion we have tried to pressure them is absolutely incorrect.
“ANZ NZ believes in diversity and inclusion. We’re very proud we have a rainbow tick as an employer and over the years have supported rainbow activities in the community.
“We do not support any views or actions that can be interpreted as supporting homophobia.
“We will continue to support Netball NZ and the tens of thousands of participants and supporters of the game.”