GOODES NEEDS TO GO WALKABOUT
...let the crowd be the judge
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Fair dinkum I’ve seen enough of this galah, and I’m a Swans supporter. Goodes needs to go and take his racist antics with him. He is well past his use by date and anyway the Swans have plenty of better players who are prepared to carry the Aboriginal flag with honour and pride.
His abuse of the young girl he demanded be removed from the game was a disgrace. Lifting his jumper and pointing to his blackness was no better, and watching him last night, after one of his increasingly rare goals, conduct that ridiculous solo Aboriginal war dance I thought, WTF?
The loony Left sprang to his defence of course claiming it was a celebration of his Aboriginality but it must be asked what would the Left’s response have been if it was a white player provocatively “celebrating” his whiteness to a black audience. But that’s the duplicity of the Left, I guess.
The puerile excuses flowed from his defenders. “It’s a sort of Maori haka”, they explained. No, it’s bloody not! The haka is performed in the face of opponents, not directed at shocked Carlton supporters during the game.
And since when has aboriginal folklore involved mighty warriors of yore! I suspect it’s a late addition to the Dreamtime.
No, Goodes is not a good Australian of the year and neither is he a good ambassador for the game or Aboriginal interests. In fact Goodes is divisive and anathema to togetherness in a sport that has itself celebrated the integral part Aborigines have played in it over 125 years.
He should go for the sake of the sport and for the sake of his cousins.
If you want to conduct a poll on the acceptance or otherwise of Goodes’ racist buffoonery look no further than how he is booed each time he has the ball... and not just by Carlton fans.