Nathan Burke: Say ‘never again’ to booing a champion
Whatever your thoughts on the issue I hope we all agree that we should have been and done better. And while we can’t change the past, we can certainly learn from it. No player should ever again be subjected to what Goodes went through.
Nathan Burke is a former St Kilda captain who played 323 AFL games for the Saints, winning three Trevor Barker Awards as best-and-fairest player.
Opinion – Trump’s racist tweets have parallels to the abuse of Adam Goodes Racism not as simple as colour
I think it’s worth analysing this latest instance of presidential racism because there’s a revealing logic to it that’s important to grasp, here as much as elsewhere. In a strange way, it reminds me of the Adam Goodes saga, which I’ve been thinking about a lot this week with the airing of The Final Quarter documentary on network television.
Anger, shame, tears: Your reactions to the Adam Goodes doco ‘The Final Quarter’
ON THURSDAY night The Final Quarter aired on Channel 10 in Australia, chronicling the tumultuous end to Adam Goodes' AFL career. We invited you to share your reactions to the documentary. Here are a selection of your responses.
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'The Final Quarter' makes it clear that the majority of booing was racially motivated. However, most booers always denied that, and still do. These are the three main falsehoods they believed in order to justify why they booed.
The film, The Final Quarter, needs to be seen by all Australians in order to appreciate that Adam Goodes has been wronged by this nation.
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Did I tell yers, or did I tell yers? I TOLD yers The Final Quarter, the film about Adam Goodes screened on Channel Ten on Thursday night, was as strong a documentary as you’ll ever see. Deeply confronting, the reaction of most people was: how the hell was this outrage happening, week on week for 17 weeks, Goodes being essentially booed out of the game for standing up to racism, and it NOT being front and centre of the national conversation?