Read it and weep

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This breaks my heart and makes me so angry.

“I hope the world takes notice of this,” he said. “This isn’t a WA thing or an AFL thing – it’s an Australian issue. To be called an Abo, a nigger, a black so and so, for your entire life, and then expected to sit there and accept it, it’s a reflection on Australia and where we are as a country. For people to say it’s not racist … What else can it be? They are booing someone who is a dual Brownlow medallist and someone who has a hundred other accolades. They are booing someone who has done so much to make sure kids get a better education. They are booing someone who has given so much more back to the game than many others. I read about one fan who was evicted after yelling out, ‘Get back to the zoo’. He was just ‘bantering’. What absolute garbage. Because someone like Adam doesn’t sit in the corner and accept it – and neither would I – he is booed.”

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About antmelder
Creative Partner at DDB Sydney; passionate vegetarian; lover of books, boxing and Bruce Springsteen.

One Response to Read it and weep

  1. ODL says:

    Perhaps the saddest thing is the poll at the bottom of the article.

    “Do you think the booing of Adam Goodes is racially motivated?”

    41% say No.

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