Jupes: The Boo’ers perspective

The recent release of one documentary and the pending release of another about former AFL star Adam Goodes have resulted in rave reviews, hand wringing by the elites and reinforcement of the view that Goodes was a heroic fighter for Aboriginal rights, whose football career was cut short by racist Australians booing him out of the game. This official ‘narrative’ is best exemplified by Fremantle coach Ross Lyon when he stated in 2015 that “If you continue to boo Adam Goodes, you’re a racist and a bigot”. Anyone who holds a dissenting view is held to be a “racist” – the worst insult that can be given by elite society. Nevertheless, allow me to offer one anyway. But first, some history:

In 1993, St Kilda champion Nicky Winmar was racially abused by Collingwood supporters during a game. Winmar’s excellent response to the morons in the crowd was to raise his jumper and point to his skin. The photograph of this incident is one of the most famous in Australian sporting history. It was seen as a catalyst for the AFL tackling the issue of racism in the game.

In 1995, another champion Aboriginal player, Michael Long, playing for Essendon, was racially abused by Collingwood’s Damian Monkhorst during a match. Long reported Monkhorst to the AFL. The flawed ‘reconciliation’ process that followed forced the AFL to do more to combat racism and confirmed Long as a champion of Aboriginal rights. So much so that post football, Long initiated a protest march from Melbourne to Canberra to protest John Howard’s refusal to apologise to the so-called “stolen generation”. The march was called off at the halfway point after the Prime Minister agreed to meet with Long. Howard (quite rightly) never apologised, however in the minds of many, Long was cemented as the AFL’s prime Aboriginal activist.

Since then, the AFL has been very welcoming to Aborigines. AFL clubs are one of the safest of safe spaces for them. Every team has several Aboriginal players on the books and the AFL holds an annual “Indigenous round” to celebrate Aboriginal culture. Racism has died out on the field and with the exception of the odd gormless twit at the ground or on social media, has largely disappeared among fans.

Adam Goodes, the son of a white father and an Aboriginal mother, strode into the AFL safe space in 1997 when he was drafted by Sydney. He made his debut in 1999, the year he won the first of his many awards; the AFL Rising Star Award. Goodes was one of the greatest players of his generation. 372 games, two Brownlow Medals, two premierships, three times Sydney best and fairest, four times All Australian and numerous media awards. He was the most decorated and arguably the greatest Aboriginal player of all time.

By 2013 Goodes’ football career was coming to an end. Respected as he was as a footballer, he wanted more. Goodes wanted to join Winmar and Long as an Aboriginal activist. In 2009 he and team mate Michael O’Loughlin established the Go Foundation – a charity which gave scholarships to Aboriginal children. However, that wasn’t enough. He needed to directly confront “racists”. Unfortunately (for him) there weren’t too many racist incidents occurring at the footy by 2013. Goodes would have to make do with whatever racism he could find, no matter how trivial …

Enter a 13-year-old girl sitting behind the fence with her grandmother at the MCG supporting Collingwood against Sydney. She was close enough for Goodes to hear her call him an ape. Here was his chance! He reacted immediately and pointed the girl out to security, who removed her from her grandmother. She was detained in a small room for two hours until she was eventually interviewed by police without a guardian present. Goodes left the field claiming he was too “gutted” to continue playing. As ridiculous as it seems, he wanted to be seen not just as the victim of evil racists, but an Aboriginal warrior with the guts to fight back. No, seriously. However, the image of a large, fit, rich, athletic male – a member of the top 1% of society – denouncing a 13-year-old girl from way down near the bottom of the social scale, as a racist, is damning.

Rather than being a victim of racism, Goodes himself was guilty of bullying a little girl. Nevertheless, confident in the knowledge that no one in the media (or the AFL administration) would call him out for it, he milked the incident for all it was worth. The next day, while purporting to urge people not to blame the girl, he stated that “Racism has a face. It’s a 13-year-old girl.”

Here we pause, for a comedy interlude. Eddie McGuire the Collingwood president, media personality and try-hard social justice warrior was strident in his support for Goodes on the night, going to the Sydney change rooms after the match to apologise and stating that “We have zero tolerance at the Collingwood Football Club on this.” A few days later on his radio show, McGuire suggested that Goodes should promote King Kong the musical. Woops! Goodes was ‘gutted’ yet again and McGuire was forced to apologise, however he is still the president of Collingwood because “people don’t resign because they make a slip of the tongue. It’s as simple as that.” So maybe not quite zero tolerance, right Eddie?

The Goodes saga then subsequently degenerated into farce. He was awarded the (allegedly) prestigious title of 2014 Australian of the Year. His effort to be recognised for his ‘fight against racism’ had succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. He was lauded by the press and organisations such as the Australian Human Rights Commission. However, sensible Australians saw it as a national embarrassment, a reward for sooking and bullying. Goodes’ acceptance speech was polite and benign, though it is interesting that in it he made the point that “[We] can choose to be offended. Or not.” Obviously in his case, Goodes had made that profitable choice.

A month or so later, Goodes watched a John Pilger  documentary, Utopia, about a remote Aboriginal settlement. Where a wiser man would watch the film with a degree of scepticism, Goodes became angry enough to write the following passage which appeared in newspapers around the country:

“Imagine watching a film that tells the truth about the terrible injustices committed over 225 years against your people, a film that reveals how Europeans, and the governments that have run our country, have raped, killed and stolen from your people for their own benefit. Now imagine how it feels when the people who benefited most from those rapes, those killings and that theft – the people in whose name the oppression was done – turn away in disgust when someone seeks to expose it.”

What ahistorical, ignorant rubbish. At this point many like me chose to take offence. Goodes had abused his privileged position to insult the founders of the nation and all the great Australians that followed. From this point on, Goodes was shown the same respect from football fans as he had just shown our founders and ancestors. Of course, we weren’t given space in the media to vent our feelings, so we protested in the only way possible.

We booed.

During the indigenous round of that year Goodes scored a goal and performed a “war cry” which included a simulated spear throw at Carlton supporters. Apparently simulating the murder of opposition supporters must be respected as a show of Aboriginal pride, however as even Goodes would have known, the Carlton supporters took great umbrage. Unsurprisingly, the boos did not stop. Towards the end of the season, Goodes couldn’t take it any more and had a week off. He came back, but retired at the end of the year without taking part in the grand final parade of retiring champions.

Thus, Goodes had an entirely self-inflicted sad end to an otherwise great career. Goodes’ aim was to become an Aboriginal activist in the style of Winmar and Long. If he has achieved that, it is at the cost of alienating a significant number of his fellow Australians. Be careful what you wish for …

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76 Responses to Jupes: The Boo’ers perspective

  1. Robber Baron

    Goodes wasn’t as good as he is made out to be. He certainly is an ordinary bloke. If he wasn’t an abboriginal no one would be talking about him but we would certainly be laughing at him.

    He really is a joke.

  2. steve

    If you are a racist, you persecute all members of a race. If one person is the subject of your ire, then perhaps you just don’t like him.

  3. Nob

    If you’re a racist you’d boo differently-raced players on your own side, not just the opposition.

  4. Nob

    Syd Jackson was way blacker than Goodes.

    Playing for Carlton, he’d have got worse than mere racist abuse from opposition barrackers.

  5. Nob

    Polly Farmer.

    So abused that he got stadiums and freeways named after him.

  6. Muddy

    The whole concept of race and racism, and the energy spent focusing upon it, is something that still frustrates the bejeebers out of me. I understand the money and careers to be made out of it, but even some of the Cats whose contributions I respect and regularly look for, buy into the ‘racism is baaad, mmmkay!” “Thought control now, mmmkaaay!”

    Every single human on the planet who is capable of cognitive activity will form prejudices, primarily based on personal experience. In and of themselves, these prejudices are normal and natural. Until we start including social co-operation chemicals into the water supply (July 2024 is the projected start date for a trial in Canberra, I believe), we cannot control people’s thoughts.

    Prejudice is NOT discrimination.
    Race is a [email protected] concept designed to not to control behaviour, but to punish and separate when the demanded norms are not complied with.

    Adam Goodes? I coudn’t give an esky full of liquid faecal matter what his background is. To rise to the peak of any endeavour must take a great deal of ambition, commitment and discipline, which I admire in anyone. For his investment, he seems to have been very amply rewarded. End of story.

    As I’ve posted several times previously, if it makes people happy (or morally superior) to call me a racist … fine. I’ll be your racist. I’ll self-identify as a racist. If that’s what gets you off, I’m happy to provide meaning to your life.
    But the word and the concept holds neither meaning nor power (fear) to me.

  7. Muddy

    to not to…
    far canal.
    Typical racist comprehension of language.

  8. TBH

    Adam Goodes was at one point, a champion. Brilliant footballer and pretty courageous to go with it on the field.

    Problem was, later in his career like a lot of older players he started getting slower and dishing out the cheap shots and staging for free kicks. He’s far from alone there too, plenty of other blokes have become snipers under similar circumstances. People booed him a lot more for that than they did anything else.

    The final straw was how he crapped on the country after winning Australian of the Year (thereby revealing what a useless award it was). Most folks thought he was a complete flog after that and I was (and remain) one of them.

  9. C.L.

    Few people outside of Melbourne had heard of Adam Goodes before he had that poor child monstered, manhandled, illegally detained and assaulted by Victoria Police. I hadn’t.
    ——
    Which reminds me … that assault took place before hundreds of thousands of people but nobody was ever charged. I guess none of the witnesses were choirboys.

  10. Percy Popinjay

    Excellent analysis, jupes.

    I ceased being a Sydney Turkeys supporter and a follower of the game that night goodes had the 13 year old girl illegally detained.

    Australia is now cursed with the most useless, obnoxious and utterly repulsive sports practitioners, politicians and public figures in human history. How this regrettable situation is supposed to end well is beyond comprehension.

  11. nb

    C.L. #3037823, posted on June 8, 2019 at 9:03 pm
    ‘that assault’
    Interesting observation. I guess six years are nearly up. Pity.

  12. jupes

    Excellent analysis, jupes.

    I had a good editor.

  13. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The final straw was how he crapped on the country after winning Australian of the Year (thereby revealing what a useless award it was). Most folks thought he was a complete flog after that and I was (and remain) one of them.

    With you on that one.

  14. Alan sivkoff

    Why refer to Goodes “aboriginality”when his father was white. He is no more aboriginal than I am, and I am a first generation Australian.

  15. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Why refer to Goodes “aboriginality”when his father was white. He is no more aboriginal than I am, and I am a first generation Australian.

    I’ve listened to the free and uncensored opinion, of someone who, in less enlightened times would have been referred to as a “fulblood”, of “bloody yella fella’s” claiming to be Aboriginal. It made interesting listening, to say the least.

  16. Great article.

    The honourable thing to do now is to back the Blues.

  17. TBH

    The honourable thing to do now is to back the Blues.

    Particularly after we actually won a game today.

  18. Dave in Marybrook

    More context-
    the “indigenous round” match v Carlton was a one-sided affair. Carlton was stuck at the bottom of the ladder, had just boned their coach, had just lost their brownlow-winner captain to a career-ending injury, and were losing the match, badly, to top-o-the-ladder and flush-with-cash Sydney.
    Goodes kicked a goal- or assisted, I can’t remember, Swans were scoring at will in front of a home crowd at the beer-coaster-sized SCG- and Goodes approached a section of Blues supporters with a never-before-seen “war dance”, which to all intents and purposes looked like yelled invective and obscene gestures, finishing with a waist-high “suck my dick” flutter.
    It was awful sportsmanship. If one phrase could sum Goodes up, I’d put it as “sore winner”, and that incident was his swan song.
    I predict that this mockumentary will go the same way as Winmar’s guernsey auction…… passed in through lack of interest.

  19. P

    I listened to the live feed from the Supreme Court of Victoria to the appeal Pell v R almost without interruption for two days. I felt mentally exhausted at the end of proceedings on Thursday.
    Most devastating of all though was when I saw on the internet Cardinal George Pell in handcuffs.
    I still can’t get that image out of my mind.

    Prolonging the gaoling of the Cardinal is IMO unlikely to continue past this coming week.
    I hope he is released from gaol by the feast of St Anthony of Padua on next Thursday. I pray.

  20. JC

    Nice piece, Jupes. Goodes is a nobhead.

  21. P

    Sorry, wrong thread.

    I just been reading this thread and my mind had drifted. Apologies. Thanks for the post Jupes.

  22. mundi (of the Adjahdurah)

    Everything about Goodes is fake.

    Goodes says he is a Adnyamathanhan man, yet he has never had anything to do with them and never visited or set foot among the mob until he went there with cameras.

    The dance he did was copied from an u16 QLD football team. They developed it at a dancing school based on the idea of a former native of Moreton island, from a Mob whom spoke a different language, had a different religion, is considered a different aboriginal nation, and has nothing to do with the Adnyamathanhan in any way. Not having any real history of dance either, they in turn based it on the NZ haka (which itself was completely invented to entertain Europeans and earn money).

    As said in this aritcle: Goodes has aways been a bizarre activist. It was he who pushed the idea that Marn Grook is the roots of AFL. This is patently ridiculous and a complete cultural appropriation. Marn Grook was a happy-sack style game played in a circle.

    Even more ridiculous is his statement that playing Marn Grook made his people “born to play” football. There is no evidence Adnyamathanhan or anyone near them ever played. Goodes just blanket treats all aboriginal people as the same, because he was brought up under western welfare.

    He knows absolutely nothing about aboriginal history or its culture.

  23. Phill

    Do a basic lookup on dictionary.com. You will find;
    noun
    1. a large primate that lacks a tail, including the gorilla, chimpanzees, orangutan, and gibbons.
    synonyms: primate, simian;
    2. an unintelligent or clumsy person.

    Historically, the second meaning was often directed at sportsman, of any breed, to encourage them, as in “Get it together you big ape”.

    So why must it be translated into a racial slur?

  24. Eddystone

    Before his canonisation, Goodes copped some criticism for his habit of sliding in with his legs into other players.

    FORMER Hawthorn great Dermott Brereton has blasted Adam Goodes, accusing the Swans star of trying to chop the legs of Hawthorn defender Josh Gibson.

    In a scathing assessment of an incident on Saturday night, Brereton also said Goodes had form for such contact and preferred to use his legs rather than put his head over the ball if facing heavy a body-on-body duel.

  25. Punter

    Am I the only one who remembers the TV news showing the girl’s face and/or name for the first couple of days?

  26. Old School Conservative

    Thanks for an insightful analysis Jupes.
    You certainly put all the context together for me, a definite non-AFL type.

  27. Knuckle Dragger

    As the others have said, jupes;

    Great post. The best description of this appalling, rancorous state of affairs since the Black Steam Train addressed it some time back.

  28. TBH

    FORMER Hawthorn great Dermott Brereton has blasted Adam Goodes, accusing the Swans star of trying to chop the legs of Hawthorn defender Josh Gibson.

    In a scathing assessment of an incident on Saturday night, Brereton also said Goodes had form for such contact and preferred to use his legs rather than put his head over the ball if facing heavy a body-on-body duel.

    That’s the kind of filth I was talking about in my post. His game changed for the dirtier later in his career.

  29. Tom

    So, having faded from popular memory as that millionaire footballer who had Victoria Police monster a 13-year-old girl from Moe (one of Victoria’s poorest regional cities in the wreckage of the Australian electricity industry), Goodes re-edits some old news footage and releases it as a “documentary” about his failed attempt six years ago to launch himself an Aboriginal race politician on the back of his football career.

    He could have spent the past six years making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year as a footy expert, but judged he could make more money out of victimhood — a strategy that probably would have worked in much larger American market, but not here.

    The fact that he has become a forgotten man is a great tribute to Australians’ low tolerance for rich, race-hussling bullshit artists.

    Terrific post, Jupes.

  30. Mark A

    Tom
    #3037937, posted on June 9, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Well said Tom
    And thanks jupes.

  31. The fact that he has become a forgotten man is a great tribute to Australians’ low tolerance for rich, race-hussling bullshit artists.

    28 responses to an engineered smear about this “forgotten man”.
    The irony – it burns.

  32. J.H.

    She called him an ape because he was hairy, not because he was black….. He called her a racist, because she was white.

    … and that’s about the long and short of it. Ordinary football fans weren’t fooled by a multi millionaire sportsman’s cynical politicking during the “Indigenous round”.

  33. Nob

    28 responses to an engineered smear about this “forgotten man”.

    Because ordinary football fans were smeared as racist by privileged creeps and we’re not forgetting.

  34. Win

    I would hope that this kid has had a hell of a lot of community support to help her combat this continuous public assault . If social media can cause kids to suicide what the hell do these Salem Witch hunters want to achieve with this kid. A public incineration in the middle of a football pitch by the look of it.

  35. Davey Boy

    Slightly off topic nevertheless a handy reference many may have seen before
    http://blogs.usyd.edu.au/cru/2015/06/indigenous_recognition_and_con.html

  36. PT

    Let’s not forget Peter Fitzsimons gorilla comment.

  37. iamok

    I used to marvel at Goodes and hoped he would win a 3rd Brownlow medal and elevate himself to the level of the greats. Then he started to milk for free kicks on the ground, sooking to umpires, and a few years later the above scenarios played out as outlined quite accurately.

    Looking on from the sidelines I am thinking “seriously man, grow a set”. Nevermind the 13 yo girl’s rights eh?

    PM Abbott of course only cemented the “injustice” of this wanker, sorry – warrior, by giving him the Oz Gong. My amazement scale is starting extrapolate. “Why ffs?” I think, and discuss with many people.

    I will never forget mates saying his spear throw at the cheer squad was brave. I thought it was gutless, inflammatory and should have been called out.

    All of this crap of course started with Labor heavyweight (literally) Andrew bloody Demetriou, the former AFL CEO. I hope karma comes back to bite that bloke’s gigantic fat arse sometime soon.

    Though I continue to give grudging credit to Labor on their march through our lives and institutions. One of the latest of of course is another “hero” – “independent” Zali Stegall.

  38. Blair

    Smear
    “damage the reputation of (someone) by false accusations; slander.”
    Examples in the article, Numbers?

  39. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    http://blogs.usyd.edu.au/cru/2015/06/indigenous_recognition_and_con.html

    Off topic, but, given the amount of rubbish spruiked about the 1967 referendum – not the least by certain Labor politicians on the floor of Parliament – an interesting link.

  40. MatrixTransform

    Goodes is just an avatar for the weak minded to employ an idiotic polemic to get busy calling people names.
    (hi Numpty)
    irony, I do not think it means what you think it means

    My comment at the dinner table was Goodes should shut up and play football
    Which produced a protracted argument with the 16yo calling me out for racism because … wrong response.

    My brother in law who, I might add is considerably blacker and aboriginaller than Goodes, reckons he’s a tosser too.

    Goodes is perfect example of chum in the water to attract sharks

    He offered himself up as a pawn willingly and got wiped from the board

  41. Eddystone

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32PZWtjbtq0

    Goodes’ “indigenous inspired” dance crowd incitement.

  42. Ross Lyon can go take a running jump as well. Being lectured to by our so called moral superiors does not go down well with the average punter.

  43. mh

    Not many prominent aboriginals have flat noses anymore.

    Definitely a trend toward Europeans noses.

  44. Tel

    It’s about power. Who gets to impose their narrative and who get to be told to shut up.

    Because the white working poor never embraced the socialist revolution like they were supposed to, they must now be punished for their lack of fealty and brought around to unquestioning obedience. When a 13 year old girl is locked in a room with police for the crime that isn’t really a crime of saying the wrong thing in public, the whole world can see the raw power on display. A bit of extra handout money tossed at struggle street won’t buy them so easily now that they have seen what their betters think of them.

  45. GoTiges

    Great article.

    Unfortunately the disease seems to be spreading. Richmond is now partnered with some mob called Treaty for Victoria. Something about first peoples. No one at the club seems to care too much about how badly the team is going but we are fully on board with the Goodes nonsense ‘being the driver for real change’.

  46. Pete of Freo

    Goodes changed the game with his gutless sliding in with the feet. They changed the rules to stop it and now courageous players who get their head over the ball get penalised if an opposition player trips over them. This is part of the curmudgeon Goodes legacy: his cheating has devalued the courage it takes to play AFL.

  47. Cynic of Ayr

    I think racism is based on a perception one gets from the majority of a group on other races. (Not well written, but I can’t figure out how to fix it.)
    So, you’re standing somewhere, main street Booganumba, a city of two million. A protest is marching down the street, entirely made up of Noobooians numbering in the thousands, a race from far lands.
    Every single one of the protesters, is chanting “End racism!!!” To convince bystanders that racism is bad, the protesters hurl insults, abuse and milkshakes at the bystanders. At times, getting in their face, abusing them for being racists.
    All except for one, quiet, unassuming lone protester, who holds up a card saying, “Not all Noobooians are bad people.”
    So, who are you going to base your dislike of the Noobooians on? The thousands less one of abusers, or the lone one?
    Extend this to several instances, several events, several occurrences.
    Me? I dislike the Noobooians intensely!

  48. Dr Fred Lenin

    Mh. Well said , noses are a dead giveaway,I worked with full blood aboriginals for a few years many moons ago, they called the ones like goodes “him rubbish yella fella him no blackfella “ . Now theres a bit of racism for the ALP FL to mull over, is that racism ? You couldnt get blacker than these people ,tribal scars and all , and not a Euro nose in sight. By the look of goodes his dad was white and his mum half caste or less ,hats why he is a “yella fella “ not a blackfella,bit like “Fauxcohontas “in the USA . What dos he do t help the aboriginals ( not indigenius) in the dysfunctional government funded slums in the bush ? Not a bloody thing I bet , a hypocrite that big must be a lefty .

  49. Whalehunt fun

    Never heard of him till he demanded the illegal treatment of a minor. I would have thought procuring police to deal illegally with a 13 year old girl would result in criticism but of course the filth that are the media left in Australia are basically hateful bigots. A kind of meta-pedo that harms children without touching them. And it is these sick left-filth that seeking immunity for publishing confidential documents. I would like to see Goodes, the police officers and the journalists in possession of classified documents all in jail.

  50. Eddystone

    I just wish that 14 yo girl had claimed to be Aboriginal too, preferably the day after Goodes labelled her “the face of racism”.

  51. Robbo

    I couldn’t give a tinkers about the colour of Goodes skin. As a footballer he was talented and inspirational but as a man he is a failure. Like many others he started to believe his own publicity and when he was awarded the Australian Of The Year title he did not have the necessary maturity and commonsense to handle that honour. He started to lecture the rest of us and not in a pleasant way. It was almost as if he was seeking to be disliked and if that was the case then he succeeded brilliantly. Football fans booed Goodes because they didn’t like him as a man and not because of his skin colour. For the fools in the media, and in the AFL, to try and label those who booed as racists was simply inaccurate and stupid. Now the handwringers have doubled down on that idiocy by making a movie about Goodes where all the inaccuracies are repeated and in doing so they will make him even more disliked. What is sad about this entire mess is that the playing career of a very good footballer has been buried under a pack of lies that he is a victim of racism. What is even sadder is that one of those who has played a major part in the burial is that very same footballer.

  52. Whalehunt fun

    By the way, football? He never played football in his life. Some weird perversion of football played solely among the remote tribes of parts of Australia. A non-entity of a sport, just like the non-entity of a sportsman that Goodss is. My uncle was a world class blower of smoke from his ears but he was never made Australian of the year. And it is a more widely enjoyed pastime than this pretend football.

  53. Major Elvis Newton

    Nobody ever booed Cyril Rioli. Ever.
    Ask yourself why.
    Then ask yourself why the superwoke sanctimonious and patronising race hucksters in the AFL heirarchy continue to perpetuate this myth of universal Aboriginal exceptionalism. Particularly through fictional biographies like this Goodes ‘documentary’.
    Success on the football field is not a suitable metaphor for success elsewhere in indigenous society. Real, intractable problems exist and perpetuate to this day.
    This Adam Goodes hagiography only serves to assuage the guilt-ridden conscience of inner city white bedwetters desperately afraid of having their own prejudices and indifference to the broader plight of rural Aborigines exposed.
    Through his collective condemnation of Australia and white Australians, Goodes has shown himself to be as racist as those he rails against.
    Attention should be paid to those self-leathers who join in on his pile on and to highlighting their soft bigotry of low expectations and rank hypocrisy.
    Great work jupes.

  54. MatrixTransform

    Now theres a bit of racism for the ALP FL to mull over, is that racism ?

    I remember some old koorie sidling up next to me once.
    Looked at the kids, looked at me, said, “you’re fucking toilet paper mate”
    I know what he meant … white with a black smudge.
    Silly old prick.

    Used to visit Lakes Entrance a lot…family reasons.
    Always a problem going to Safeway with the kids and getting foul looks from Koories and local whiteys like.

    The funniest thing about it all was that my 2 tikes very much looked like they were 50/50 but actually they werent. It was all anglo-irish and their mother was a bit of a throwback to some maybe african or islander heritage buried generations ago. Shock of hair like a golliwog and ever her grandmother used to say she ‘had a touch of the tar-brush’

    The kid’s cousins, now they’re genuine 75/25 and fine looking half-breeds they are and lovely kids as well.

    Goodes and everybody else taking the AFL tractor ride are retarded.
    They’ll not be raciss … they have an armband to prove it.

  55. MatrixTransform

    Now theres a bit of racism for the ALP FL to mull over, is that racism ?

    I remember some old koorie sidling up next to me once.
    Looked at the kids, looked at me, said, “you’re fucking toilet paper mate”
    I know what he meant … white with a black smudge.
    Silly old prick.

    Used to visit Lakes Entrance a lot…family reasons.
    Always a problem going to Safeway with the kids and getting foul looks from Koories and local whiteys like.

    The funniest thing about it all was that my 2 tikes very much looked like they were 50/50 but actually they werent. It was all anglo-irish and their mother was a bit of a throwback to some maybe african or islander heritage buried generations ago. Shock of hair like Noddy’s Mate and ever her grandmother used to say she ‘had a touch of the tar-brush’

    The kid’s cousins, now they’re genuine 75/25 and fine looking half-breeds they are and lovely kids as well.

    Goodes and everybody else taking the AFL tractor ride are retarded.
    They’ll not be raciss … they have an armband to prove it.

  56. Socialism, it’s racist identity politics, claims two more victims.

    The institution’s leaders pile on, the grassroots protest the only way they are allowed.

  57. RedneckRuss

    ”The final straw was how he crapped on the country after winning Australian of the Year (thereby revealing what a useless award it was). Most folks thought he was a complete flog after that and I was (and remain) one of them”

    Agreed, started the ”por Me, poor Me” act when this Nation and the Game had given him so much.

    See ya later AG.

  58. Mark from Melbourne

    Towards the end of the season, Goodes couldn’t take it any more and had a week off.

    … and the next week, came back against my mob (Geelong). It was coincidentally a milestone game for our captain, Joel Selwood. The Club were instructed by the AFL that there was to be no banner for Selwood, and that both clubs would run through a single banner, in “solidarity” with Goodes. They agreed, and even went further in grabbing a couple of ex-stars to warn the good denizens of Geelong that if there were to be any booing the cameras would find the booers and they would be permanently ejected.

    In another coincidence, despite the fact that I have been a Cat fan (and member) all my life, my father was Number One member for something like 20 years and my brother was on the Board for a period, I have not seen an AFL game live since that date.

  59. Tim Neilson

    Mark from Melbourne
    #3038234, posted on June 9, 2019 at 1:37 pm

  60. Tim Neilson

    Mark from Melbourne
    #3038234, posted on June 9, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    As best I recall, the club did as well as could be expected under the totalitarian directives from the AFL.

    In the leadup in Geelong there were some ads with star players giving a message more or less along the lines of “Geelong football club stands for giving everyone a fair go even if you disagree with them”, but no identity politics lecturing. The AFL on the other hand was absolutely intent on using the occasion to give the plebs a condescending lecture about racism and the glories of indigenous culture.

  61. wazz

    Why is the “progressive Greenleft” glorifying the Stone Age?

    Which for the majority must have been an a^&*hole of a time to be alive.

  62. Joanna

    Beautifully said, jupes.

    Goodes was very, very lucky that no self-harm happened to that little girl.

    Like Mark from Melbourne, I am also a Geelong supporter. A young girl who used to sit near me at Kardinia Park took her own her own life a few years ago. Online bullying by classmates.

    The Moe girl was relentlessly bullied by Goodes, the media and the AFL. Goodes has no idea how fortunate he was.

  63. Harlequin Decline

    Jupes,

    Well said. The bloke’s was a good footy player who became a first class wanker.

  64. Crossie

    This Adam Goodes hagiography only serves to assuage the guilt-ridden conscience of inner city white bedwetters desperately afraid of having their own prejudices and indifference to the broader plight of rural Aborigines exposed.
    Through his collective condemnation of Australia and white Australians, Goodes has shown himself to be as racist as those he rails against.

    If it plays well in Balmain it must be wrong, it’s as simple as that. Next thing, the education departments will inflict this garbage on school children just to spread the poison. And none of it will help a single abused aboriginal child or save a single aboriginal woman from domestic violence.

  65. Robbo

    Here is a suggestion for you Jupes. Print off a copy of your piece and all the replies to it and mail it to Goodes.
    He needs to understand that a hell of a lot of Australians do not like him or his whinging self promotion.

  66. mh

    How did the apostrophe end up in booers?

  67. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    My husband is a fan of this game and I have never been remotely interested. I had just agreed to accompany him to see someone he called ‘this really good aboriginal player, best of the best’ when the man in question monstered that young girl over nothing at all: she meant he was hairy, but he took it as racism. From then on Goodes went further and further down in my estimation. Had he apologised to the young girl and sent her some free tickets I might have thought differently. But he didn’t, he escalated from then on and I have no further interest in him and his game. I can only hope that young kid is not permanently scarred for life by his actions towards her. People boo’d him because of this continuing escalation, with his finding racism where there was none, and to show sympathy with the young girl.

    Well said, Jupes.

  68. Helen

    She called him an ape because he was hairy, not because he was black….. He called her a racist, because she was white.

    Yep, and all he showed the punters is that he is a proper dingo. Reinforced this morning by reading about his cheating sliding, that had to have a rule made to stop it. There is a history there.

  69. John of Sunbury

    Nobody ever booed Cyril Rioli. Ever.
    Ask yourself why.
    Then ask yourself why the superwoke sanctimonious and patronising race hucksters in the AFL heirarchy continue to perpetuate this myth of universal Aboriginal exceptionalism. Particularly through fictional biographies like this Goodes ‘documentary’.
    Success on the football field is not a suitable metaphor for success elsewhere in indigenous society. Real, intractable problems exist and perpetuate to this day.
    This Adam Goodes hagiography only serves to assuage the guilt-ridden conscience of inner city white bedwetters desperately afraid of having their own prejudices and indifference to the broader plight of rural Aborigines exposed.
    Through his collective condemnation of Australia and white Australians, Goodes has shown himself to be as racist as those he rails against.
    Attention should be paid to those self-leathers who join in on his pile on and to highlighting their soft bigotry of low expectations and rank hypocrisy.
    Great work jupes.

    Spot on. These constant attempts to paint Australia as a racist nation really wears thin with most right minded Australians who recognize that there is possibly not a more tolerant nation on earth.

    Goodes was a supremely talented footballer who I admired greatly for a time. It started to change when the rubbish that no sports fan likes to see started to creep into his game – the staging for frees, cheap shots and sliding in legs first as others have mentioned. The other thing I started to noticed about Goodes was that he seemed to only bring his best later in the season and in finals which suggested to me that he was a conditional footballer – leaving the hard grind to others and turning up for the glory to be hailed a big occasion performer.

    All of this had tainted my view of Goodes even before the incident with the young girl and his subsequent doubling down with the face of racism comment. The Australian of the Year speech was just the icing on the cake that confirming that he was an absolute wanker first class.

    That the media were in lock step with the AFL claiming that we were all just racists and had to be better was incredibly frustrating for most and this frustration needed an avenue to vent. It is self evident that he was booed because people didn’t like what he had done not because we are all secret racists.

    But now we have the official rewriting of history in the form of these documentaries to ensure that future generations of kids are left in no doubt, this episode being further evidence that we are in fact a nation of dirty racists and not worth a spit. The Left are very good at the culture wars.

    Great article Jupes.

  70. Behind Enemy Lines

    Nice one, Jupes. There’s also a fine article on this over at XYZ.

    Contrast this situation with Steve Kates’ post on Gideon Haigh / Alan Davidson.

  71. Seco

    According to the six or seven reviews of this “documentary” that I’ve read, if you were otherwise inclined than to now before St Adam of Goodes then this “documentary” is a must watch for you. Every review was nearly word for word the same. These idiots just don’t get it.

    I have no doubt that this load of tripe will be screened to all school kids just like Al Gore’s get rich quick fiction did.

  72. AlanR

    It has taken me some time to get my head around this post and the subsequent responses to it, but I eventually came to the realization that it wasn’t racism writ large but rather an elaborate excersise to justify everyone’s sense of self importance and superiority. How sad that so many need to go to such lenngths and tie themselves in knots in order to excuse their behavior and feel superior.

  73. Lee

    I will never forget mates saying his spear throw at the cheer squad was brave. I thought it was gutless, inflammatory and should have been called out.

    A “white” player making similar gestures would most certainly have been hauled before the AFL to explain himself, and suspended or incurred severe financial loss.
    Indeed one AFL coach or player was penalized for making a shooting gesture at an opposition player not that many years ago.
    The AFL hierarchy is populated by politically correct left wing hypocrites, and has been at least since Demetriou was running it.

  74. max

    Rip Van Australia:
    The Aborigines have become a political football. They are being used [kicked] by politicians, empire-building bureaucrats and many of their radical supporters. All the government interference is doing the Aborigines more harm than good. People cannot be forced to accept, like or respect one another, no matter who they are. Such things must be earned. And it’s equally impossible to spend the problems away.
    We only make the following suggestions:
    Our laws should recognise and protect individual rights — for all people and not just for white or black people.
    Outside that, our government should simply leave people alone, and not attempt to “administer”, “regulate”, “control” or “assist” them.
    All land currently held “in trust” for the Aborigines should be given to them with absolute rights of ownership — including ownership of any minerals in the ground.
    Since most of the land that is held in trust is pretty scrubby sort of land, and therefore not the easiest to live off, why not also give the Aborigines the complete Ord River Scheme land, which is rich in water and game. It has cost over $80 million to develop and now we pay cotton growers $8000 a year not to grow cotton there. Giving it the the Aborigines would get it off the taxpayer’s backs and allow the Aborigine to live his life as he sees fit, which is the only way the Aboriginal can ever achieve equality.
    If you want to do more for Aborigines and they want to accept your help, then that is between you and them. But when a government decides it is popular to make us all help whether we want to or not — and whether the Aborigine wants help or not — all that will be achieved is a division between Aborigines and whites which need not and should not exist.

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