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Adam Goodes is an Australian legend. He’s an incredible AFL player and Sydney Swans gentry. He was Australian Of The Year in 2014, created the GO Foundation in 2009, which gives scholarships to indigenous students, and he’s also been at the forefront of raising awareness about domestic violence in Australia.
Aside from these impressive achievements, Adam’s a good, respectable person, as in, you won’t find him pissing into his mouth on a night out (like Todd Carney) or doing a poo in the corridor of a hotel after a night out (hello, Nate Myles).
Yet despite these achievements and Goodes’s character, he’s been booed and harassed at basically every single AFL match for the last couple of months. Yes, almost every time Adam gets the football, an eruption of hatred begins.
It came to a head this weekend when the Sydney Swans played the West Coast Eagles in Perth.
Again, the booing ensued with every move Goodes made. Fellow indigenous teammate Lewis Jetta scored a goal and directed an indigenous war cry dance at the West Coast fans, throwing a make-believe spear at the crowd.