Courtney (winter_lace) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Australian Racists Strike Back (again)



Indigenous Australian, Adam Goodes, has embarked on his post AFL career signing on as an ambassador for retailer David Jones. Goodes retired from professional AFL football this year after making a cascade of headlines with his vocal stand against racist abuse and racially fuelled booing from the sporting crowd.

It appears that furore surrounding Goodes is destined to follow him with David Jones Facebook page been flooded with abuse and racist posts since the announcement.

Goodes is a former Australian of the Year and two time Brownlow medalist and has admitted he contemplated leaving AFL earlier due to the constant boo-ing and taunting that following him in his final season and only played out the season due to the overwhelming outpouring of support that he received.



Source 1 and 2
My previous post on Adam Goodes can be found here

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Tags: australian celebrities, fashion, race / racism, sports / athletes
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