Interesting to me is how vindictive some media commentators have been but don't they have point?
This damn boong footballer is acting up and not playing the game as suits us whities.
I have thought about this Goodes business for a few days, heard much, read much and I have really struggled to understand what it was about. I have supplanted a white person in my mind and thought about if a white footy player became a bit antsy and was booed. Doesn't help.
I did not want to believe that the constant booing of Goodes is pure racism. There is something else behind this, I hoped.
People just don't like him. He is too aggressive about his Aboriginal identity. He is not content to be a well rewarded native for his sporting prowess.
The cynical me thinks he has set himself up well for the future as a commentator on racism.
Yes, much speculation about what I don't understand.
I am oldish, not particularly wise, but what I will say is the Goodes abuse was appalling. I had vaguely good thoughts about Aussie Rules sports spectators, but that has well and truly gone and Australian football spectators have shown themselves at their most base.
You may want to read Pant's take on the matter.